Foreign relations of Guinea-Bissau

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The Republic of Guinea-Bissau follows a nonaligned foreign policy and seeks friendly and cooperative relations with a wide variety of states and organizations. France, Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria, Libya, Cuba, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Russia have diplomatic offices in Bissau.

Bilateral relations[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Argentina 13 June 1974

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 13 June 1974.[1]

 Armenia 3 September 1992

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 September 1992.[2]

 Azerbaijan 27 August 1992

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 27 August 1992.[3]

 Botswana 22 March 2010

Botswana and Guinea-Bissau established diplomatic relations on 22 March 2010.[4]

 Brazil 1974
 Canada 1975

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1975.[6]

 Cape Verde See Cape Verde–Guinea Bissau relations

The Republic of Cape Verde islands are about 900 km north-west of Guinea-Bissau. Both were colonies of the Portuguese Empire and they campaigned together for independence with a plan for unification, but the countries separated after 1980.[7][8]

 China See China–Guinea-Bissau relations
 Croatia 19 October 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 19 October 1995.[9][10]

 Cyprus 20 May 2008

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 20 May 2008.[11]

 Czech Republic 1973
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1973 (with Czechoslovakia) and in 1993.[12]
  • Czech Republic is represented in Guinea-Bissau by its embassy in Accra, Ghana.[13][12]
 Egypt
 Georgia 9 March 2011

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 9 March 2011.

 Hungary

Hungary is represented in Guinea-Bissau by its embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.[15]

 Indonesia 12 December 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 12 December 1996.[16]

 Iran

Both countries cooperate in various fields (education, mining, health, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, development and energy)[17][18]

 Israel March 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations in March 1994.[19]

 Japan 1 August 1974

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 August 1974.[20]

 Mexico 1975
  • Guinea-Bissau does not have an accreditation to Mexico.
  • Mexico is accredited to Guinea-Bissau from its embassy in Rabat, Morocco.[21]
 Mongolia 14 October 1975

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 14 October 1975.[22]

 Montenegro 29 June 2006

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 29 June 2006.[23]

 Portugal 10 September 1974
  • Guinea-Bissau has an embassy in Lisbon.
  • Portugal has an embassy in Bissau.
 Romania 16 November 1973

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 16 November 1973.[24]

 Russia See Guinea-Bissau–Russia relations

Guinea-Bissau has an embassy in Moscow, and Russia has an embassy in Bissau.

 Serbia 1975
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1975.[25]
  • On 8 December 2017, Serbia unilaterally decided to abolish visa for of all types of passports of Guinea-Bissau.[26]
  • Guinea-Bissau denies to have recognized Kosovo.[27]
 Slovenia

Guinea-Bissau is represented in Slovenia by an honorary consulate in Ljubljana.[28][29]

 South Africa 11 October 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 October 1994.[30]

 Sweden See Guinea-Bissau–Sweden relations
 Turkey
  • Turkey has an honorary consulate in Bissau.
  • Guinea-Bissau has honorary consulates in Istanbul and Ankara.[31]
 Ukraine

Ukraine is represented in Guinea-Bissau by its embassy in Dakar, Senegal.[32]

 United States See Guinea-Bissau–United States relations

The U.S. Embassy suspended operations in Bissau on 14 June 1998, in the midst of violent conflict between forces loyal to then-President Vieira and the military-led junta. Prior to and following the embassy closure, the United States and Guinea-Bissau have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations.

 Vietnam 30 September 1973

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 30 September 1973.[33]

International membership[edit]

Guinea-Bissau is a member of several international organizations: the United Nations and many of its specialized and related agencies, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Group of 77, and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Guinea-Bissau is also a member of the African Development Bank (AFDB), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the African Union (AU), and the permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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