Bilateral Relations

Since the establishment of the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1970, which was upgraded to a full fledged Ministry in 1972, formal diplomatic relations have been established with the following:

No.

Country Name

Date of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

1

India

Jan-68

2

Bangladesh

12.04.1973

3

Kuwait

23.05.1983

4

Nepal

03.06.1983

5

Maldives

20.07.1984

6

Netherlands

10.06.1985

7

European Union

09.08.1985

8

Denmark

13.08.1985

9

Sweden

27.08.1985

10

Switzerland

16.09.1985

11

Norway

05.11.1985

12

Japan

28.03.1986

13

Finland

01.05.1986

14

Sri Lanka

13.05.1987

15

Korea, South

24.09.1987

16

Pakistan

15.12.1988

17

Austria

08.05.1989

18

Thailand

14.11.1989

19

Bahrain

06.01.1992

20

Australia

14.09.2002

21

Singapore

20.09.2002

22

Canada

25.06.2003

23

Belgium

21.01.2009

24

Brazil

21.09.2009

25

Afghanistan

20.04.2010

26

Spain

11.02.2011

27

Cuba

26.09.2011

28

Fiji

18.11.2011

29

Morocco

21.11.2011

30

Luxembourg

01.12.2011

31

Czech Republic

02.12.2011

32

Serbia

09.12.2011

33

Indonesia

15.12.2011

34

Mongolia

18.01.2012

35

Vietnam

19.01.2012

36

Myanmar

01.02.2012

37

Argentina

14.03.2012

38

Costa Rica

21.03.2012

39

Andorra

23.03.2012

40

Mauritius

02.07.2012

41

Swaziland

21.08.2012

42

United Arab Emirates

13.09.2012

43

Slovenia

13.09.2012

44

Slovakia

26.09.2012

45

Armenia

26.09.2012

46

Turkey

26.09.2012

47

Egypt

14.11.2012

48

Kazakhstan

20.11.2012

49

Poland

29.11.2012

50

Colombia

21.12.2012

51

Tajikistan

24.01.2013

52

Azerbaijan

07.02.2013

53

Oman

15.03.2013


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