Embajada de la Federación de Rusia en los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Tel.: +52 (55) 5516-0870
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History of Bilateral Relations

The diplomatic relations between the USSR and Belize were established on June 25, 1991. Belize recognized the Russian Federation as a successor state to the USSR on August 14, 1992. There was no exchange of diplomatic missions, the Russian Embassy in Mexico representing the interests of our country in Belize.

Recently, a noticeable impetus has been given to the development of political dialogue between the two countries. On September 25, 2017, "on the sidelines" of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the first meeting in the history of bilateral relations of Sergey Lavrov with the Minister of Foreign and Internal Affairs of Belize, Wilfred P. Elrington, was held, followed by the signing of the Protocol on Interministerial Consultations.

In August 2013, Alexander Torshin, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, paid a working visit to Belize.

On July 11, 2012, an Agreement was signed between the Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Russian Federation) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (Belize) concerning Cooperation in the sphere of Counteracting Legalization (Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime, and Financing of Terrorism.

On September 25, 2018, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize, Wilfred P. Elrington, at the end of which the Treaty on Basic Relations between the Russian Federation and Belize was signed.

On March 5, 2020, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov met with the appointed Ambassador of Belize to the Russian Federation concurrently with residence in Brussels, Dylan G. Vernon, who handed over copies of his credentials, becoming the first accredited diplomatic representative of Belize in our country in the history of bilateral relations.

The volume of trade between Russia and Belize in 2019 amounted to USD 2 million. As of 2019, the main share in the structure of Russian exports to Belize is accounted for by Transport (95%) and Machinery and Equipment (5%). In 2019, Belize took 178th place in the list of Russia’s foreign trade partners.