Relations between Turkey and Belize

Relations between Turkey and Belize have been limited due to geographical distance and different foreign policy priorities of both countries. However, within the scope of the outreach policy of our country towards Latin America and the Caribbean region, which gained momentum in recent years, increasing attention has been focused to the region, following the opening of new Embassies in the region, development and technical cooperation projects started via the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and increased institutional relations with regional organizations have contributed to the development of our bilateral relations with Belize as well as the other regional countries.

Our bilateral relations with Belize started to develop rapidly after the observer membership of Turkey in Central American Integration System (SICA) in February 2015.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize H.E. Wilfred Peter Elrington, visited Turkey during Turkey-CARICOM Consultation and Cooperation Mechanism Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Istanbul on 17-21 July 2014; The UN World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) held in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016 and the Turkey-SICA Foreign Ministers II. Forum held in Istanbul on April 20, 2017.

The Embassy of Turkey in Guatemala is accredited to Belize.

The trade volume between the two countries was approximately 13,7 million USD (Turkey’s exports: 10,1 million USD, Turkey’s imports: 3,6 million USD) by the end of 2019.