List of the Countries with which the Republic of Maldives has established Diplomatic Relations with Dates

No.

COUNTRY

DAY

MONTH

YEAR

1

United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

26

July

1965

2

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

26

July

1965

*

State of Israel

29

October 

1965

3

Republic of India

01

November

1965

4

United States of America

10

November

1965

5

Republic of Italy

 

 

1966

6

Federal Republic of Germany

5

July

1966

7

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

26

July

1966

8

Russian Federation

14

September

1966

9

Republic of Korea

30

November

1966

10

Japan

14 

November

1967

11

Malaysia

 

 

1968

12

Arab Republic of Egypt 

12

February

1969

13

Republic of France 

20

May

1969

14

Union of Myanmar 

12

October

1969

*

Democratic Republic Germany 

22

May

1970

15

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

14

June

1970

16

Republic of Iraq 

15

September

1971

17

People’s Republic of China

14

October

1972

18

Commonwealth of Australia 

25

January

1974

19

Republic of Philippines 

12

July

1974

20

Republic of Indonesia 

02

September

1974

21

New Zealand

10

October

1974

22

Republic of Singapore 

20

February

1975

23

Republic of Serbia 

01

March

1975

24

Republic of Hungary

24

May

1975

*

Islamic Republic of Iran

02

June

1975

25

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

20

June

1975

*

Czechoslovakia

19

October

1975

26

Mexico (United Mexican States)

15

November

1975

27

Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

17

November

1975

28

Republic of Cuba 

29

January

1977

29

Kingdom of Belgium

03

October

1977

30

State of Kuwait

01

December

1977

31

Republic of Austria 

01

March

1978

32

United Arab Emirates

15

March

1978

33

Kingdom of Sweden

21

August

1978

34

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

22

September

1978

35

Republic of Turkey 

28

May

1979

36

Kingdom of Thailand

21

June

1979

37

Kingdom of Spain

25

August

1979

38

Kingdom of The Netherlands

03

September

1979

39

Republic of Romania

01

November

1979

40

Kingdom of Bahrain

24

March

1980

41

Republic of Seychelles

01

July

1980

42

Kingdom of Nepal

01

August

1980

43

Republic of Mali

16

October

1980

44

Syrian Arab Republic

 

 

1981

45

Republic of Mauritius

15

January

1981

46

Republic of Senegal

15

February

1981

47

Sultanate of Oman 

20

February

1981

48

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

17

March

1981

49

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 

25

March

1981

50

Republic of Sudan 

10

June

1981

51

Swiss Confederation (Switzerland)

23

June

1981

52

Canada

14

December

1981

53

State of Palestine 

04

April

1982

54

Kingdom of Denmark 

08

November

1982

55

Republic of Guinea 

08

April

1983

56

Union of the Comoros 

20

July

1983

57

Republic of Tunisia

10

September

1983

58

Hellenic Republic (Greece)

17

September

1983

59

Kingdom of Norway 

26

March

1984

60

Brunei Darussalam

31

March

1984

*

State of Qatar 

26

May

1984

61

Kingdom of Bhutan 

13

July

1984

*

People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (Aden)

25

July

1984

62

Republic of Bulgaria

14

August

1984

63

Republic of Finland 

01

October

1984

64

Republic of Poland 

01

October

1984

*

Arab Republic of Yemen (Sana)

01

November

1984

65

Republic of Yemen (United on 21 May 1990)

01

November

1984

66

Republic of Malta

05

March

1985

67

Mongolia

06

November

1985

68

Republic of Zimbabwe 

07

January

1987

69

Republic of Chile 

01

March

1987

70

Argentine Republic (Argentina)

14

May

1987

71

Republic of Cyprus 

01

November

1987

72

Republic of Vanuatu 

27

January

1988

73

Kingdom of Morocco 

04

February

1988

74

Republic of Lebanon 

25

February

1988

75

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 

08

March

1988

76

Democratic Republic of Somalia

10

March

1988

77

Republic of Fiji

15

March

1988

78

Republic of Sierra Leone 

14

June

1988

79

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 

11

July

1988

80

United Republic of Tanzania 

11

August

1988

81

Colombia, Republic of

22

August

1988

82

Federative Republic of Brazil 

27

September

1988

83

Papua New Guinea

22

December

1988

84

Republic of Peru 

06

February

1989

85

Federal Republic of Nigeria

01

March

1989

86

Republic of Kiribati 

20

March

1989

87

Republic of Gambia 

03

July

1989

88

Republic of Panama 

10

July

1989

89

Kingdom of Tonga 

01

August

1989

90

Republic of Ghana

10

August

1989

91

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

16

October

1989

92

Solomon Islands

18

October

1989

93

Barbados

30

November

1989

94

Republic of Iceland 

30

January

1990

95

Jamaica

26

February

1990

96

Republic of Namibia

26

July

1990

97

Republic of Venezuela

01

November

1990

98

Federated State of Micronesia 

24

October

1991

99

Republic of the Marshall Islands 

16

December

1991

100

Turkmenistan

25

September

1992

101

Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

01

January

1993

102

Guatemala

27

January

1993

103

Czech Republic

20

April

1993

104

Independent State of Samoa (Western)

02

August

1993

105

Republic of Ukraine 

17

August

1993

106

Republic of Kyrgyzstan

31

August

1993

107

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

28

September

1993

108

Republic of Tajikistan 

06

October

1993

109

Republic of Uganda 

30

November

1993

110

Republic of Belarus 

06

December

1993

111

Republic of Estonia 

22

March

1994

112

Guyana

13

April

1994

113

Republic of Latvia 

20

June

1994

114

Republic of South Africa 

27

July

1994

115

Republic of Uzbekistan 

07

December

1994

116

Republic of Armenia 

10

January

1995

117

Republic of Portugal

09

February

1995

118

Kingdom of Cambodia 

21

September

1995

119

Republic of Kenya 

23

October

1995

120

Republic of Mozambique 

27

November

1995

121

Republic of Slovenia 

04

March

1996

122

Bosnia & Herzegovina

27

January

1997

123

Republic of Croatia

08

April

1997

124

Republic of Lithuania 

02

December

1999

125

Republic of Ireland 

07

December

1999

126

Belize

11

February

2000

127

Republic of Kazakhstan

15

March

2000

128

Republic of Nauru 

09

May

2000

129

Grenada

13

July

2000

130

Republic of Macedonia 

13

November

2000

131

Principality of Monaco

19

March

2001

132

Antigua and Barbuda

25

March

2002

133

Timor Leste (East Timor)

26

November

2002

134

Republic of Cape Verde 

23

April

2003

135

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

27

May

2003

136

The Commonwealth of Dominica 

21

July

2004

137

Tuvalu

14

March

2006

138

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 

17

March

2006

139

Azerbaijan

15

June

2006

140

Gabonese Republic (Gabon)

20

March

2008

141

Republic of Djibouti

7

April

2008

142

Principality of Andorra 

19

May

2008

143

Republic of Albania

25

June

2008

144

Republic of Suriname 

23

October

2008

145

Oriental Republic of Uruguay 

24

February

2009

146

Republic of Kosovo 

15

April

2009

147

Trinidad and Tobago 

24

November

2009

148

Montenegro

24

November

2009

149

Georgia

11

March 

2010

150

Dominican Republic

17

March 

2010

151

Republic of Nicaragua 

11

May

2010

152

Republic of Costa Rica 

21

September

2010

153

Republic of Paraguay 

28 

September

2010

154

Principality of Liechtenstein

21

January 

2011

155

Republic of Ecuador

14

March

2011

156

Republic of Benin

16

September

2011

157

Republic of Honduras

13

October

2011

158

Saint Lucia

02

December 

2011

159

Burkina Faso

29

December 

2011

160

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

10

February 

2012

161

Moldova

14

May

2012

162

Republic of Palau

17

October 

2014

163

St. Kitts and Nevis

21

September 

2016

164

El Salvador

19

September

2017

165

Zambia

1

April 

2018

166

Cote d'Ivoire

13 

April

2018

167

Republic of Congo

20

April 

2018

168

Equatorial Guinea

21

May

2018

169

Central African Republic 

24

May

2018

170

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

6

August

2018

171

Plurinational State of Bolivia 

31

May

2019

172

Republic of Rwanda

6

September

2019

 

At present the number of countries Maldives maintains diplomatic relations with sum up to 172, due to the unification of Yemen and Germany and the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Diplomatic relations with Israel remains suspended and Maldives has severed diplomatic ties with Iran and Qatar.