Foreign relations of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines maintains close ties to the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, and cooperates with regional political and economic organizations such as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and CARICOM. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of American States, and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

In May 1997, Prime Minister Mitchell joined 14 other Caribbean leaders and U.S. President Bill Clinton during the first-ever U.S.-regional summit in Bridgetown, Barbados. The summit strengthened the basis for regional cooperation on justice and counternarcotics issues, finance and development, and trade.

Saint Vincent is a transshipment point for South American illicit drugs destined for the US and Europe.

Bilateral relations[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Andorra 2010

Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 1, 2010.[1]

 Argentina 1983
 Armenia 2004

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 17, 2004.[3]

 Australia
  • Australia is represented in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by its High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago.[4]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
 Barbados 1979

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 27, 1979.[5]

 Belize 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 21, 1981.[6]
  • Both countries are members of CARICOM.
 Botswana 2007
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 22, 2007.[7]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
 Canada 1979
 Republic of China (Taiwan) 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1981.[9] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines maintains a Consulate General in Taipei while Taiwan's embassy in Kingstown is the only Taiwanese representation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Taiwanese embassy is one of 18 foreign representations in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and one of 18 foreign representations in Kingstown.
 Croatia 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 7, 1994.[10][11]

 Cuba

St. Vincent and the Grenadines maintains close relations with Cuba, which provides a number of scholarship and other exchange programs for Vincentians, particularly in the field of healthcare.

 Cyprus 2006
 Gambia 2009

Both countries established diplomatic relations on March 2, 2009.[13]

 Georgia 2010

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 22, 2010.[14]

 Guyana
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 27, 1979.[15]
  • Both countries are members of CARICOM.
 Haiti

As a member of CARICOM, St. Vincent and the Grenadines strongly backed efforts by the United States to implement UN Security Council Resolution 940, designed to facilitate the departure of Haiti's de facto authorities from power. Saint Vincent agreed to contribute personnel to the multinational force, which restored the democratically elected government of Haiti in October 1994.

 India See India–Saint Vincent and the Grenadines relations
 Israel 1981

Both countries established diplomatic relations in January 1981.[16]

 Latvia 2006

Both countries established diplomatic relations on August 25, 2006.[17]

 Lithuania 2007

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 5, 2007.[18]

 Macedonia 2003

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 15, 2003.[19]

 Marshall Islands 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relations on January 28, 1993.[20]

 Malta 2004
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 10, 2004.[21]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
 Mexico 31 July 1990
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines does not have an embassy accredited to Mexico.
  • Mexico is accredited to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from its embassy in Castries, Saint Lucia and maintains an honorary consulate in Kingstown.[22]
 Mongolia 2011

Both countries established diplomatic relations on October 13, 2011.[23][24]

 Montenegro 2010

Both countries established diplomatic relations on November 8, 2010.[25]

 Morocco 10 August 1988

Both countries established diplomatic relations on August 10, 1988.[26]

   Nepal 2007

Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 27, 2007.[27]

 Panama 2006
 Romania

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 22, 2003.[29]

 Serbia 2011

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 26, 2011.[30]

 Singapore 1999-02-19

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 19, 1999.[31]

 Solomon Islands 2011-05-04
 South Africa 1995
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 1, 1995.[34]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
 South Korea 1979-10-28

The establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines began on 28 October 1979.[35]

  Switzerland 1985

Both countries established consular relations in 1985 and diplomatic relations in 2001.[36]

 Turkey

Since 1999, Turkey is represented in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by its embassy in Havana and since 2007 an honorary consulate in Kingstown.[37]

 United Kingdom See Saint Vincent and the Grenadines–United Kingdom relations
 United States See Saint Vincent and the Grenadines–United States relations
 Venezuela

Saint Vincent protests Venezuela's claim to give full effect to Aves (Bird) Island, which creates a Venezuelan EEZ/continental shelf extending over a large portion of the Caribbean Sea.

 Vietnam 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 18, 1995.[38]

See also[edit]

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