Foreign relations of Belize

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Belize maintains 14 embassies to foreign countries, one consulate, and three missions to international organizations. [1] In 1990, Belize became a member of the Organization of American States.

Organization of American States international organization

The Organization of American States, or the OAS or OEA, is a continental organization that was founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states. Headquartered in the United States capital Washington, D.C., the OAS's members are the 35 independent states of the Americas.

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Africa

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 28 November 2001

Both countries established diplomatic relations on November 28, 2001. [2]

Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 25 January 2001

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 25, 2001 [3] .

Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 28 February 2008

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 28, 2008. [4]

Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 6 May 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 6, 1994 [5] .

Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana September 1981

Both countries established diplomatic relations in September, 1981 [6] .

Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 3 May 2001

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 3, 2001. [7]

Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 30 September 1997

Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 30, 1997 [8] .

Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 19 April 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 19, 1982 [9] .
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 18 November 1986

Both countries established diplomatic relations on November 18, 1986 [10] .

Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 11 September 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 September 1991. [11]

Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 14 May 1997
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 14, 1997. [12]
  • Belize does not have any representation in South Africa. [13]
  • South Africa is represented in Belize by its High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica. [14]
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia

Both countries have passed a number of bilateral agreements. [15]

Americas

To strengthen its potential for economic and political development Belize has sought to build closer ties with the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America to complement its historical ties to the English-speaking Caribbean states. Recent foreign policy initiatives include joining with the other Central American countries in signing the CONCAUSA Agreement on regional sustainable development and becoming a full member of the Central American Integration System (SICA) Belize is a member of CARICOM which was founded in 1973.

Caribbean region to the center-east of America composed of many islands and of coastal regions of continental countries surrounding the Caribbean Sea

The Caribbean is a region of The Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

Central American Integration System economic and political organization of Central American states

The Central American Integration System has been the economic and political organization of Central American states since February 1, 1993. On December 13, 1991, the ODECA countries signed the Protocol of Tegucigalpa, extending earlier cooperation for regional peace, political freedom, democracy and economic development. SICA's General Secretariat is in El Salvador.

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda 4 February 1983
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 8 January 1992
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 8 January 1992. [17]
  • In 2013 both countries have an agreement on Technical cooperation. [18]
  • Argentina is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [19]
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 21 September 1981
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 21 September 1981
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 1 October 1987
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1 March 1983

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 March 1983. [23]

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 11 October 1990
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 15 February 1982

On February 15, 1982, formal relations were established. Colombia's embassy in Belize closed in 2002 in order to cut down on costs though the embassy of Colombia in El Salvador is also concurrent to Belize. On April 17, 2013, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister met with the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia in order to strengthen relations. [27]

Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica September 1981
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1995. [29]

Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic

Belize has an embassy in Santo Domingo. The Dominican Republic is represented in Belize through a non-resident ambassador in Santo Domingo and an honorary consulate in Belmopan.

Both countries are members of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Group of 77.

Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 21 September 1981
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 14 October 1999
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 21 September 1981
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala See Belize–Guatemala relations

Belize's principal external concern has been the dispute involving the Guatemalan claim to Belizean territory. Initially a dispute between formerly Spanish Guatemala and the United Kingdom's colony of British Honduras, Guatemala continued its claim after Belizean independence in 1981; it recognized its neighbour's independence one decade later, in 1991. The dispute remains unresolved.

Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 21 September 1982
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 3 November 1982
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1981See Belize–Mexico relations

Diplomatic relations between Mexico and Belize were established in 1981.

Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 1981

Diplomatic relations between Nicaragua and Belize were established in 1981.

Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1 December 1981

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 December 1981. [40]

Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 7 November 2004
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 27 November 1991
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia 21 September 1981
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis 21 September 1981
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 21 September 1981
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 13 May 1998
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 21 September 1981
Flag of the United States.svg  United States See Belize–United States relations

Belize-United States relations have traditionally been close and cordial. The United States is Belize's principal trading partner and major source of investment funds. It is also home to the largest Belizean community outside Belize, estimated to be 70,000 strong. Because Belize's economic growth and accompanying democratic political stability are important U.S. objectives, Belize benefits from the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative.

As a member of CARICOM Belize strongly backed efforts by the United States to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 940 designed to facilitate the departure of Haiti's de facto authorities from power. The country agreed to contribute military personnel to the Multinational Task Force which restored the democratically elected Government of Haiti in October 1994 and to the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH).

Belize is also a member of the International Criminal Court with a Bilateral Immunity Agreement of protection for the American military (as covered under Article 98).

International crime issues dominate the agenda of bilateral relations between the United States and Belize. The United States is working closely with the Government of Belize to fight illicit narcotics trafficking, and both governments seek to control the flow of illegal migrants to the United States through Belize. Belize and the United States brought into force a stolen vehicle treaty, an extradition treaty, and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between 2001 and 2003.

The United States is the largest provider of economic assistance to Belize, contributing $2.5 million in various bilateral economic and military aid programs to Belize in FY 2006. Of this amount, nearly $500,000 was provided by the U.S. Military Liaison Office. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) closed its Belize office in August 1996 after a 13-year program during which USAID provided $110 million worth of development assistance to Belize. Belize still benefits from USAID regional programs. In addition, during the past 42 years, almost 2,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Belize. As of April 2007, the Peace Corps had 58 volunteers working in Belize.

Until the end of 2002, Voice of America operated a medium-wave radio relay station in Punta Gorda that broadcast to the neighboring countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The U.S. military has a diverse and growing assistance program in Belize that included the construction and renovation of several schools and youth hostels, medical assistance programs, and drug reduction programs. Private North American investors continue to play a key role in Belize's economy, particularly in the tourism sector.

Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 28 September 1987
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 25 April 1989

Asia

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 12 February 1999

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 12, 1999. [51]

Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 10 December 2005

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 10, 2005 [52] .

Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 1 November 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations on November 1, 1994 [53] .

Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 15 April 2003

Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 15, 2003 [54] .

Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 1 October 2015

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 1, 2015.

Flag of India.svg  India See Belize–India relations
  • India has an honorary consulate in Belize City. [55]
  • Belize maintains an honorary consulate in New Delhi. [56]
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 11 July 2014
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 July 2014. [57]
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 24 November 1992

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 24 November 1992. [58]

Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq

Both countries established diplomatic relations [59] .

Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1983
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1983. [60]
  • Belize is represented in Israel through its embassy in London. [61]
  • Israeli is represented in Belize through its embassy in San Salvador. [62]
  • Since 2011, both countries have an AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND NATIONAL PASSPORTS. [63]
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan November 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relation in November 1982. [64]
  • Japan is represented in Belize through its embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. [65]
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 28 June 2006

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 28, 2006 [66] .

Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 7 November 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on November 7, 2013. [67]

Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 5 September 2006
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 5 September 2006. [68]
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 11 February 2000
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 11 February 2000
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 20 June 2017

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 20, 2017 [71] .

Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 20 June 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 20, 1991 [72] .

Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 3 March 2006
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 March 2006. [73]
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 21 October 2015
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine

Under the previous premiership of Said Musa, Belize remained a staunch supporter of Palestinian rights and shunned relations with Israel due to the latter's military and intelligence support for Guatemala. [75] Since the election of Dean Barrow in 2008, however, relations with Israel have improved considerably. In June 2011, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington met with Israeli envoy Danny Ayalon to discuss an upcoming resolution in September aimed at recognising a Palestinian state. Following the meeting, Ayalon claimed that he had gained the support of Belize in opposing the resolution. However, on September 9, the Belizean Foreign Ministry issued an official statement recognizing the State of Palestine with the borders prior to the Six-Day War.

Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 19 April 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 19, 1993 [76] .

Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 17 May 2002

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 17, 2002 [77] .

Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 23 August 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations on August 23, 1995 [78] [79] .

Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 14 April 1987

The establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Belize started on April 14, 1987. [80]

Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 1989See Belize–Taiwan relations

Belize recognizes the Republic of China (ROC, commonly known as Taiwan) [81] as the sole legitimate government of China. Relations were established between Belize and the ROC in 1989.

Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 21 December 2017

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 21, 2017 [82] .

Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 11 June 1999

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 11, 1999 [83] .

Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
  • The Turkish Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to Belize and Turkey has an Honorary Consul in Belize City. [84]
  • Belize has an Honorary Consulate in Izmir. [85]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 10 December 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 10, 1991 [86] .

Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 11 September 1996
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 September 1996. [87]
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 4 January 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relation on January 4, 1995. [88]

Europe

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 26 February 2018

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 26, 2018 [89] .

Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 14 September 1989

Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 14, 1989 [90] .

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1982

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1982 [91] .

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 January 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 24, 1996 [92] .

Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 15 February 1994
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 15 February 1994. [93]
  • Bulgaria is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [94]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 23 January 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 23, 1996. [95] [96]

Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 21 July 2000
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on July 21, 2000. [97]
  • Cyprus is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico. [98]
  • Both countries are members of Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 15 February 1994
  • The Czech Republic is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City [99] and has an honorary consulate. [100]
  • Belize has an honorary consulate in Prague. [101]
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 15 November 1991 [102]
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 5 May 1999
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 5, 1999. [105]
  • Estonia has an honorary consulate in Belize. [106]
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 19 June 1997
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 19, 1997. [107]
  • Finland is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate in Belize City. [108]
Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 1 October 2015

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 1, 2015 [111] [112] .

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1982. [113]
  • Germany is represented in Belize through its embassy in Guatemala. [114]
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 4 September 1986
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 4 September 1986. [115]
  • Belize's Embassy in Mexico has parallel accreditation for Greece. Belize has an Honorary Consulate in Athens since 1992. [116] [117]
  • Greece does not have any representation in Belize, its embassy in Mexico is also accredited to Belize. [118]
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 15 February 1994

Hungary is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [119]

Flag of the Vatican City.svg  Holy See 9 March 1983

Both countries established diplomatic relations on March 9, 1983 [120] .

Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 7 July 2004

Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 7 July 2004. [121] [122]

Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 21 July 2000

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 July 2000. [123]

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1 October 1982
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 1 October 1982. [124]
  • Belize has 2 honorary consulates in Palermo and Milano. [125]
  • Italy is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate. [126]
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 30 April 2016
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 30 April 2016. [127]
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 3 February 2005

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 3, 2005. [128]

Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 30 December 2004

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 30, 2004. [129]

Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 15 May 2008

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 15, 2008 [130] .

Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 1 October 2004

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 1, 2004. [131]

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 13 April 1987

Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 13, 1987 [132] .

Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 25 January 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 25, 1996. [133]

Flag of Norway.svg  Norway

Since 2011, Belize and Norway have an Agreement concerning the exchange of information relating to tax matters they had signed in 2010. [134]

Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2 May 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 2, 1995 [135] .

Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 9 December 1992

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 9, 1992 [136] .

Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 25 March 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relation on March 25, 1993. [137]

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 25 June 1991

Both countries have established diplomatic relations on June 25, 1991. Belize immediately recognized Russia as the USSR's successor after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Russia is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate in Belize City.

Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 15 March 2005

Both countries established diplomatic relations on March 15, 2005 [138] .

Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Slovakia is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [139]

Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia

Belize is represented in Slovenia through its embassy in Vienna. [140]

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 13 January 1989

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 13, 1989 [141] .

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Sweden is represented in Belize through its embassy in Stockholm and an honorary consulate in Belmopan. [142]

Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1988
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1988. [143]
  • Switzerland is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and since 1996 an honorary consulate in Belize City. [144]
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1 October 1999

Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 1 October 1999. [145]

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom

Belize is a member of the Commonwealth and was granted independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. Formerly known as British Honduras, the British maintained a garrison in Belize well into the 1990s, until Guatemala, which has always claimed sovereignty of the country, signed a treaty recognizing Belize's independence. The United Kingdom maintains a training center for the army in Belize.

On March 3, 2012, Prince Harry visited Belize on a tour of Commonwealth countries in the region as the Queen's representative in her Diamond Jubilee, making this his first solo royal tour. There he renamed Zennia Boulevard (also known as Cohune Walk Boulevard) in the capital to "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard", in honour of his grandmother. [146]

The United Kingdom has a High Commission in Belmopan, whilst Belize also has one in London.

Oceania

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands 21 May 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 21, 1993 [148] .

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

New Zealand is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [149]

Belize and the Commonwealth of Nations

Belize has been a member state of the Commonwealth since 1981, when it became an independent Commonwealth realm.

Commonwealth realm sovereign state within the Commonwealth of Nations that has Elizabeth II or her successors as its monarch

A Commonwealth realm is a sovereign state in which Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning constitutional monarch and head of state. Each realm is independent from the other realms. As of 2019, there are 16 Commonwealth realms: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom. All 16 Commonwealth realms are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states. Elizabeth II is Head of the Commonwealth.

Multilateral membership

Belize is a member of the following multilateral bodies.

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States intergovernmental organization of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975, aiming at sustainable development and poverty reduction and greater integration into the worlds economy

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that was created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The group's main objectives are sustainable development and poverty reduction within its member states, as well as their greater integration into the world's economy. All of the member states, except Cuba, are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union.

The OPANAL is an international organization which promotes a non-aggression pact and nuclear disarmament in much of the Americas. In English, its name is the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean. The agency was created as a result of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, ratified in 1969, which forbids its signatory nations from use, storage, or transport of nuclear weapons.

Caribbean Community organisation of 15 Caribbean nations and dependencies

The Caribbean Community is an organisation of fifteen Caribbean nations and dependencies whose main objective is to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy. The organisation was established in 1973. Its major activities involve coordinating economic policies and development planning; devising and instituting special projects for the less-developed countries within its jurisdiction; operating as a regional single market for many of its members ; and handling regional trade disputes. The secretariat headquarters is in Georgetown, Guyana. CARICOM is an official United Nations Observer.

See also

North American Free Trade Agreement trade bloc

The North American Free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the 1988 Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada, and is expected to be replaced by the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement once it is ratifed.

Free Trade Area of the Americas

The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) was a proposed agreement to eliminate or reduce the trade barriers among all countries in the Americas, excluding Cuba.

The Third Border Initiative (TBI) is an area of policy concerning United States and the Caribbean region. The phrase was especially made popular by the administration of the President of the United States George W. Bush. The Third Border Initiative was a reference to the Caribbean region's adjacent placement to the United States of America. The policy is the ideology that behind Canada and Mexico the Caribbean region is a Sea-based border of the United States.

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