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Foreign relations of Dominica

 

Foreign relations of Dominica

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Dominica

Like its Organization of American States (OAS) in 1979.

As a member of CARICOM, in July 1994 Dominica 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 personnel to the multinational force, which restored the democratically elected government of Haiti in October 1994.

In May 1997, Prime Minister James joined 14 other Caribbean leaders, and President 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. Dominica previously maintained official relations with the Republic of China (commonly known as "Taiwan") instead of the People's Republic of China, but on 23 March 2004, a joint communique was signed in Beijing, paving the way for diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic. Beijing responded to Dominica's severing relations with the Republic of China by giving them a $12 million aid package, which includes $6 million in budget support for the year 2004 and $1 million annually for six years.

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

Contents

  • International disputes 1
  • Bilateral relations 2
  • Dominica and the Commonwealth of Nations 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

International disputes

Dominica claims Venezuelan controlled Isla Aves.[1]

Bilateral relations

Country Formal relations began Notes
 Armenia

No diplomatic relations were established yet with Armenia.[2]

 Australia

Australia is represented in Dominica through its High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago.[3]

 Canada 1979[4]

Bilateral relations are described as "close and friendly."[5] Canada is represented in Dominica, through its high commission in Barbados.[5]

 Colombia 1980[4]

Both countries established diplomatic relations on December 9, 1980. Colombia is represented in Dominica through its embassy in Kingstown, Jamaica.[6]

 Croatia 2013[4]

Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Croatia and the Commonwealth of Dominica was signed on the July 30, 2013.[7]

 People's Republic of China 2004[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on 31 March 2004, when Dominica suspended ties with the Republic of China.[8]

 Cuba 1996[4]

In December 2005, during the second CARICOM/CUBA summit held in Barbados, heads of CARICOM and Cuba agreed to deepen their ties in the areas of socio-economic and political cooperation in addition to medical care assistance. Since the meeting, Cuba has opened four additional embassies in the Caribbean Community including Dominica.[9]

 Cyprus 2001[4]

Both countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. A Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Commonwealth of Dominica was signed on the June 13, 2001 in New York[10]

 Denmark 1985[4]

Denmark is represented in Dominica, through its embassy in Mexico.[11]

 Finland 2009[4]

Finland recognised Dominica on February 23, 1979. Diplomatic relations were established on August 19, 2009.[12]

 France 1980[4]

France is represented in Dominica, through its embassy in Saint Lucia. Dominica and France have signed many bilateral agreements.[13]

 Germany

Political and economic relations are friendly but fairly low-key.[14]

 Greece 2005[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on November 15, 2005. Greece is represented in Dominica via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Caracas. Dominica has appointed an ambassador accredited to Greece, based in Roseau, Dominica.[15]

 Guyana

Guyana has a High Commission in Roseau.[16]

 Indonesia

Indonesia is represented in Dominica through its embassy in Caracas, Venezuela[17]

 Japan 1978[4]

Diplomatic relations were established in December 1978.[18] Japan is represented in Dominica through its embassy in Trinidad and Tobago .[19]

 North Korea 1978[4]

Since November 1978, the bilateral relations have been cordial and fruitful.[20] http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/news/latest-news/8841-latvia-establishes-diplomatic-relations-with-dominica

 Latvia 2007[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on September 27, 2007 in New York.[21]

 Lithuania 2013[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on October 7, 2013.[22]

 Malta 2005[4]

Both countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Diplomatic relations were established on February 11, 2005 in New York.[23]

 Mongolia 2011[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on November 18, 2011.[24]

 Pakistan
 Palestine 2011

Dominica recognised the State of Palestine and established diplomatic relations on 14 September 2011.[25][26][27][28]

 South Korea 1978[4]

Since November 1978, the bilateral relations have been cordial and fruitful.[29]

 Romania 2009[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on January 30, 2009.[30]

 South Africa 1998[4]

Both countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Diplomatic relations were established on April 29, 1998.[31]

 Sweden 1978[4]

Sweden has an honorary consulate in Roseau.[32]

  Switzerland 1988[4]

Diplomatic and economic relations between Switzerland and Dominica are of minor importance.[33]

 Turkey 2006[4]

Diplomatic relations were established on April 2006 in New York.[34]

 United Arab Emirates 2014[4]

Diplomatic relations between Dominica and the UAE were established on 21 December 2014.[35]

 United Kingdom 1979[4]

On 3 November 1978, Dominica received independence from the United Kingdom.

 United States 1979[4]

The United States and Dominica have friendly relations. United States supports the Dominican government's efforts to expand its economic base and to provide a higher standard of living for its citizens. U.S. assistance is primarily channeled through multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, as well as through the U.S. Agency for International Development office in Bridgetown, Barbados.

 Venezuela 1979[4]

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez visited Dominica in 2007.[36] Dominica claims Venezuelan island Isla Aves.

Dominica and the Commonwealth of Nations

Dominica has been a member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1978, when it became an independent Commonwealth republic.

Despite being a republic, Dominica's highest court is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London.

See also

References

  1. ^ Island talk for Caricom, Venezuela
  2. ^ [1] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Armenia
  3. ^ [2] Department of Foreign Affairs of Australia
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
  5. ^ a b Canada - Dominica relations
  6. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia (in Spanish only)
  7. ^ [3] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Croatia
  8. ^ Timeline: Dominica BBC NEWS
  9. ^ Caribbean Net News: Cuba opens more Caribbean embassies Archived June 11, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ [4] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
  11. ^
  12. ^ [5] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Finland
  13. ^ Bilateral relations between Dominica France (French)
  14. ^ [6] Federal Foreign Office of Germany
  15. ^ [7] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Greece
  16. ^ Guyana's Diplomatic & Consular Representatives
  17. ^ [8]
  18. ^ [9] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Japan
  19. ^ http://www.tt.emb-japan.go.jp/about%20us.htm
  20. ^ http://search.naver.com/search.naver?where=nexearch&query=%EB%B6%81%ED%95%9C+%EB%8F%84%EB%AF%B8%EB%8B%88%EC%B9%B4+%EC%88%98%EA%B5%90&sm=top_hty&fbm=0&ie=utf8
  21. ^ [10] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Latvia
  22. ^ [11] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
  23. ^ [12] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Malta
  24. ^ [13] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
  25. ^
  26. ^ : "128 UN Member States recognize Palestine"
  27. ^
  28. ^
  29. ^ Korean Government Continues To Support Dominica As Protocol Vehicle Is Handed To Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
  30. ^ [14] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Romania
  31. ^ [15] Department of International Cooperation of South Africa
  32. ^ [16]
  33. ^ [17] Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  34. ^ [18] Ministry Foreign Affairs of Turkey
  35. ^ [19]
  36. ^ President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela Pays Historic Visit to Dominica

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).

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External links

  • The United States Department of State - The Commonwealth of Dominica
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