MINSK, 10 December (BelTA) – Belarus has established diplomatic relations with the Bahamas, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas was signed at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations in New York on 9 December 2019.
The document was signed by Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations Valentin Rybakov and Permanent Representative of the Bahamas to the UN Sheila Carey.
The heads of the diplomatic missions of Belarus and the Bahamas to the UN held a short conversation to discuss prospects for bilateral cooperation in the economic and political sectors, and also within international organizations.
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas occupies the same-name group of islands in the West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Caribbean and Cuba, southeast of the Florida Peninsula. The state includes about 700 islands and 2,000 coral reefs. The total area is 13,900 square kilometers; population is 385,600 people (2018 data); Gross Domestic Product is $12.8 billion (2018). The country declared its independence on 10 July 1973.