|Country||Formal Relations Began||Notes|
|Antigua and Barbuda||1981-Nov-1||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Australia||1974-Jan-07||See Australia–Barbados relations
The Australian High Commissioner to Barbados is accredited from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is represented in Australia through its High Commission in Ottawa, Ontario, (Canada). Barbados maintains an honorary consul in Australia. Barbados and Australia established diplomatic relations on 7 January 1974. Both Barbados and Australia are current members of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, and comprised as former parts of the British Empire.
|Bahamas||1973-Jul-10||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Belize||1981-Sep-21||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Brazil||1971-Nov-26||See Barbados–Brazil relations|
|Canada||1966-Nov-30||See Barbados–Canada relations
In 1907, the Government of Canada opened a Trade Commissioner Service to the Caribbean region located in Bridgetown, Barbados. Following Barbadian independence from the United Kingdom in November 1966, the Canadian High Commission was established in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1967. There is a Barbadian High Commission in Ottawa and a Barbadian Consulate in Toronto.
|Chile||1967-Oct-03||See Barbados–Chile relations
Barbados is accredited in Chile through its embassy in Caracas, (Venezuela). Chile is accredited to Barbados from its embassy in Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago) and maintains an honorary consulate in Bridgetown. Barbados and Chile formally established diplomatic relations on 3 October 1967. Chile was the first Latin American country which Barbados formally established formal diplomatic relations.
Barbados was one of the first nations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) bloc to form relations with the Republic of Cuba in 1972.
|France||1968-May-03||See Barbados–France relations
Both countries have established diplomatic relations on May 3, 1968. Barbados is represented in France through its embassy in Brussels (Belgium). France is represented in Barbados through its embassy in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) and an honorary consulate in Bridgetown.
|Dominica||1978-Nov-03||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Germany||1967-Mar-14||See Barbados–Germany relations
Barbados is represented in Germany through its embassy in Brussels, (Belgium) and Germany is represented in to Barbados from its embassy in Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago). Barbados and Germany formally established diplomatic relations on 14 March 1967.
|Grenada||1974-Mar-03||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Guyana||1966-Nov-30||See Barbados–Guyana relations
The relations between Guyana and Barbados had its genesis to a time when both Guyana (then British Guiana) and Barbados were both British colonies. Shortly after Great Britain secured British Guiana from the Dutch, waves of migrants were encouraged to move and settle in Guyana. Barbados was one such location where large numbers of migrants came from. Through time Barbados and Guyana have both supported each other. With the move towards independence in the region Guyana was seen as the breadbasket of the wider Caribbean which lead to yet more waves of Barbadians seeking to move to Guyana for better opportunities.
|Haiti||1972-Aug-05||In the early 1990s as a member of CARICOM, Barbados had supported 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. The country agreed to contribute personnel to the multinational force, which restored the democratically elected government of Haiti in October 1994.|
India and Barbados established diplomatic relations on 30 November 1966 (the date of Barbados' national independence). On that date, the government of India gifted Barbados the throne in Barbados' national House of Assembly. India is represented in Barbados through its embassy in Suriname and an Indian consulate in Holetown, St. James. Today around 3,000 persons from India call Barbados home. Two-thirds are from the India's Surat district of Gujarat known as Suratis. Most of the Suratis are involved in trading. The rest are mainly Sindhis.
See also: Barbados and CARICOM
|Japan||1967-Aug-29||See Barbados–Japan relations
Japan is accredited to Barbados from its Embassy in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) and an honorary consulate in Bridgetown. Barbados is represented in Japan through a non-resident ambassador in Bridgetown.
|Nigeria||1970-Apr-24||See Barbados–Nigeria relations
|People's Republic of China||1977-May-30||See Barbados – People's Republic of China relations
Barbados and the People's Republic of China established official diplomatic relations May 30, 1977. Barbados-Sino diplomatic and economic relations have grown steadily over three decades.
The Russian Federation and Barbados established formal diplomatic relations on January 29, 1993.
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||1983-Sep-19||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Saint Lucia||1979-Feb-22||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1979-Oct-27||See also: Barbados and CARICOM|
|Suriname||1978-Mar-08||See Barbados–Suriname relations
Both countries established diplomatic relations on 8 March 1978. Barbados is accredited to Suriname from Bridgetown. Suriname is represented in Barbados through its embassy in Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago).
|Trinidad and Tobago||1966-Nov-30||See Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago relations
On April 11, 2006, the 5-Member UNCLOS Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal, presided over by H.E. Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, rendered after two years of international judicial proceedings, the landmark Barbados/Trinidad and Tobago Award, which resolved the maritime boundary delimitation (in the East, Central and West sectors) to satisfaction of both Parties and committed Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to resolve their fisheries dispute by means of concluding a new Fisheries Agreement.
|United Kingdom||1966-Nov-30||See Barbados – United Kingdom relations
The two countries are related through common history, the Commonwealth of Nations and their sharing of the same Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II as their Monarch. The British High Commission was established in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1967. There is a Barbadian High Commission in London.
|United States||1966-Nov-30||See Barbados – United States relations
In May 1997, Prime Minister Owen Arthur hosted United States President Bill Clinton and 14 other Caribbean leaders 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.
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