Diplomatic Relations of the Holy See
 
Countries and Multi-lateral Organizations with which the Holy See has Diplomatic Relations
States
Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies and International Programmes
International and Intergovernmental Organizations

The Holy See has diplomatic relations with the following States:
*Dates with an asterisk indicate the resumption of diplomatic relations.

Albania 7 September 1991
Algeria 6 March 1972
Andorra 16 June 1995
Angola 8 July 1997
Antigua and Barbuda 15 December 1986
Argentina 1877
Armenia 23 May 1992
Australia 24 March 1973
Austria 9 August 1946*
Azerbaijan 23 May 1992
Bahrain 12 January 2000
Bangladesh 25 September 1972
Barbados 19 April 1979
Belarus 11 November 1992
Belgium 1835
Belize 9 March 1983
Benin 29 June 1971
Bolivia 1877
Bosnia and Herzegovina 18 August 1992
Botswana 4 November 2008
Brazil 1829
Bulgaria 6 December 1990
Burkina Faso 14 June 1973
Burundi 11 February 1963
Cambodia 25 March 1994
Cameroon 27 August 1966
Canada 16 October 1969
Cape Verde 12 May 1976
Central African Republic 13 May 1967
Chad 28 November 1988
Chile 1877
China 23 October 1942
Colombia 26 November 1835
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 31 January 1977
Congo, Republic of the 16 February 1963
Cook Islands 29 April 1999
Costa Rica 1908
Croatia 8 February 1992
Cuba 2 September 1935
Cyprus 31 January 1973
Czech Republic 19 April 1990*
Denmark 2 August 1982
Djibouti 20 May 2000
Dominica 1 September 1981
Dominican Republic 1881
East Timor 20 May 2002
Ecuador 1877
Egypt 23 August 1947
El Salvador 1922
Equatorial Guinea 24 December 1981
Eritrea 15 July 1995
Estonia 3 October 1991*
Ethiopia 20 March 1957
Fiji 12 September 1978
Finland 1942
France XVIth Century
Gabon 31 October 1967
Georgia 23 May 1992
Germany 1920
Ghana 20 November 1975
Great Britain 16 January 1982
Greece 17 July 1979
Grenada 17 February 1979
Guatemala 16 March 1936
Guinea 21 June 1986
Guinea Bissau 12 July 1986
Guyana 9 June 1997
Haiti 1881
Honduras 1908
Hungary 9 February 1990*
Iceland October 1976
India 12 June 1948
Indonesia 13 March 1950
Iran 2 May 1953
Iraq 26 August 1966
Ireland 27 November 1929
Israel 15 June 1994
Italy 24 June 1929
Ivory Coast 26 October 1970
Jamaica 20 July 1979
Japan March 1942
Jordan 3 March 1994
Kazakhstan 17 October 1992
Kenya 19 June 1965
Kiribati 10 April 1995
Korea, Republic of 11 December 1963
Kuwait 21 October 1968
Kyrgyzstan 27 August 1992
Latvia 1 October 1991*
Lebanon November 1946
Lesotho 11 March 1967
Liberia 15 December 1927
Libya 10 March 1997
Liechtenstein 28 August 1985
Lithuania 30 September 1991*
Luxembourg 1891
Macedonia, (Former Yugoslav Republic of) 21 December 1994
Madagascar 24 December 1966
Malawi 5 February 1966
Mali 29 October 1979
Malta 15 December 1965
Mauritius 9 March 1970
Mexico 21 September 1992
Micronesia 26 January 1994
Moldova 23 May 1992
Monaco 1875
Mongolia 4 April 1992
Montenegro 16 December 2006
Morocco 15 January 1976
Mozambique 14 December 1995
Namibia 12 September 1995
Nauru 1 June 1992
Nepal 10 September 1983
New Zealand 20 June 1973
Nicaragua 1908
Niger 20 July 1971
Nigeria 20 November 1975
Norway 2 August 1982
Pakistan 6 October 1951
Palau 17 December 1998
Panama 1923
Papua New Guinea 7 March 1977
Paraguay 1877
Peru 1877
Poland 17 July 1989*
Portugal XVIth Century
Qatar 18 November 2002
Romania 15 May 1990*
Rwanda 6 June 1964
Saint Kitts and Nevis 19 July 1999
Saint Lucia 1 September 1984
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 April 1990
Samoa 10 June 1994
San Marino April 1926
São Tomé and Príncipe 21 December 1984
Senegal 17 November 1961
Serbia 14 August 1970*
Seychelles 27 July 1984
Sierra Leone 30 July 1996
Singapore 24 June 1981
Slovakia 1 January 1993*
Slovenia 8 February 1992
Solomon Islands 9 May 1984
South Africa 5 March 1994
Spain XVth Century
Sri Lanka 6 September 1975
Suriname 16 February 1994
Swaziland 11 March 1992
Sweden 2 August 1982
Switzerland XVIth Century
Syria 21 February 1953
Tajikistan 15 June 1996
Tanzania 19 April 1968
Thailand 28 April 1968
The Bahamas 27 July 1979
The Gambia 7 June 1978
The Marshall Islands 30 December 1993
The Netherlands 1829
The Philippines 8 April 1951
The Russian Federation 9 December 2009
The Sudan 29 April 1972
The United Arab Emirates 31 May 2007
The United States of America 10 January 1984
Togo 21 April 1981
Tonga 24 August 1994
Trinidad and Tobago 23 July 1978
Tunisia 22 March 1972
Turkey 25 January 1960
Turkmenistan 10 July 1996
Uganda 1 September 1966
Ukraine 8 February 1992
Uruguay 1877
Uzbekistan 17 October 1992
Vanuatu 20 July 1994
Venezuela 1881
Yemen 13 October 1998
Zambia 15 May 1965
Zimbabwe 26 June 1980
The Holy See has Diplomatic Relations also with:
The European Union - 10 November 1970
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta - February 1930

The Holy See has relations of a special nature with:
Palestine - 25 October 1994
The Holy See participates in various Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies and International Programmes, including:
UNUnited Nations Organization, New York, Observer
UNOGUnited Nations Office in Geneva, Geneva, Observer
UNOVUnited Nations Office in Vienna, Vienna, Observer
UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Member of the Executive Committee
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Member
WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Member
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Member
OPCWOrganization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, Member
CTBTOPreparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization, Vienna, Member
ICMMInternational Committee of Military Medicine, Brussels, Member
FAOUnited Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Observer
ILOInternational Labour Organization, Geneva, Observer
WHOWorld Health Organization, Geneva, Observer
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, Observer
UNIDOUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Observer
IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Observer
UNWTOWorld Tourist Organization, Madrid, Observer
WMOWorld Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Observer
WTOWorld Trade Organization, Geneva, Observer
UNDPUnited Nations Development Program, New York, Observer
UN-HABITATUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlements, Nairobi, Observer
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Observer
WFPWorld Food Programme, Rome, Observer
INTOSAIInternational Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, Vienna, Member
CIECInternational Commission on Civil Status, Strasbourg,Observer
ULLatin Union, Paris, Permanent Guest
OSCEOrganization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Member
CECouncil of Europe, Strasbourg, Observer
AUAfrican Union, Addis Abeba, Non-Member Accredited State
OASOrganization of American States, Washington, Observer
LASLeague of Arab States, Cairo, Member of a bilateral agreement of cooperation
AALCOAsian-African Legal Consultative Organization, New Delhi, Guest
UNIDROITInternational Institute for the Unification of Private Law, Rome, Member
The Vatican City State participates in various International and Intergovernmental Organizations, including:
UPUUniversal Postal Union, Bern, Member
ITUInternational Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Member
IGCInternational Grains Council, London, Member
ITSOInternational Telecommunications Satellite Organization, Washington D.C., Member
EUTELSAT IGO European Telecommunication Satellite Organization, Paris, Member
CEPTEuropean Conference of Postal and Telecommunications, Copenhagen, Member
IISAInternational Institute of Administrative Sciences, Brussels, Member




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