Foreign Relations of Barbados - Bilateral Relations

Bilateral Relations

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
Antigua and Barbuda 1981-Nov-1 See also: Barbados and CARICOM
Argentina 1968-Aug-16
  • Argentina is represented in Barbados through its embassy in Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago).
  • Barbados is represented in Argentina through its embassy in Caracas (Venezuela) and its honourary consulate in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Both countries are full members of the Organization of American States (OAS) the United Nations and the Group of 77.
  • Argentine Ministry of Foreign Relation: list of bilateral treaties with Barbados (in Spanish only)
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
Bolivia 1983-Sep-20
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.

Czech Republic 1996-Mar-06
  • The Czech Republic is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.
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.

Colombia 1972-Jan-28
  • Colombia is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Barbados is represented in Colombia, through its embassy in Caracas.
Costa Rica 1972-Mar-06
  • Barbados is represented in Costa Rica, through its embassy in Washington, D.C..
Cuba 1972-Dec-12

Barbados was one of the first nations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) bloc to form relations with the Republic of Cuba in 1972.

  • Cuba is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Bridgetown.
  • Barbados is represented in Cuba, through its embassy in Havana.
Denmark 1979-Aug-20
  • Denmark is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Mexico.
  • Barbados is represented in Denmark, through its embassy in Belgium.

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  • Barbados is represented in Colombia, through its embassy in Caracas.
El Salvador 1994-May-28
  • El Salvador is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Washington, D.C..
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
Dominican Republic 1972-Aug-08
  • The Dominican Republic is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.
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 1966-Nov-30

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.

Jamaica 1966-Nov-30 See also: Barbados and CARICOM
  • Barbados is represented in Jamaica through a non-resident ambassador in Bridgetown and an honorary consulate in Kingston.
  • Jamaica is represented in Barbados through its embassy in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) and an honorary consulate in Bridgetown.
  • Both countries are full members of the Caribbean Community.
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.

Mexico 1972-Sep-11
  • Mexico is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Barbados is represented in Mexico, through its embassy in Washington, D.C..
Nigeria 1970-Apr-24 See Barbados–Nigeria relations
  • Nigeria is accredited to Barbados from its Embassy in Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago).
  • Currently the Barbadian Government does not have foreign accreditation for Nigeria. However the Nigerian Government has said that it was highly desirous of Barbados establishing an embassy directly to Nigeria. Barbados and Nigeria formally established diplomatic relations on 24 April 1970.
  • Nigeria has pushed for more investment from Barbadian companies and investors and the pursuance of direct flights between both nations.
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.

Russia 1993-Jan-29

The Russian Federation and Barbados established formal diplomatic relations on January 29, 1993.

  • The Russia is represented in Barbados, through its embassy in Georgetown, Guyana.
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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