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Belize–India relations

Belize-India relations
Map indicating locations of Belize and India

Belize

India

Belize–India relations are foreign relations between Belize and India. The countries maintain honorary consulates in each other's capital cities. Bilateral trade between Belize and India was worth US$26 million in 2012.

Diplomatic relations

Belize and India maintain warm diplomatic relations.[1][2] Belize has an honorary consulate in New Delhi, and India has an honorary consulate in Belize City, under the jurisdiction of its embassy in Mexico City.[1] Belize and India are both member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, and support each other on most issues on international fora.[1] Belize and India also engage in dialogue through the Central American Integration System (SICA) that the former is a member of, on issues such as anti-terrorism, climate change and food security.

Economic relations

Bilateral trade between Belize and India between April 2011 and March 2012 was worth US$26 million, up 83% from US$14 million in the previous year.[3] Belize imports textiles, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and machinery from India. India imports agricultural products from Belize.[1][4]

On 18 September 2013, Belize and India signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement in Belmopan.[5]

Cultural relations

Asian Indians in Belize constitute approximately four per cent of the population of Belize.[6] Cultural troupes from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations make visits to Belize.[5] India provides two ICCR scholarships and 11 training slots under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) each year to students and professionals from Belize.[5]

See also

References

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