Diplomatic relations

Bilateral relations

The diplomatic activities of the Sovereign Order of Malta are closely linked to its humanitarian mission: the presence of accredited diplomatic missions in more than 100 countries of the world supports the activities of the Order. In the international political field, the Order of Malta is neutral, impartial and non-political. Because of these characteristics, it can act as a mediator whenever a State requests its intervention to settle a dispute.

The Order of Malta has steadily increased its diplomatic relations in recent years. Today the Order has Diplomatic Missions in 105 countries – many of which are non-Catholic – and missions to some European countries, as well as to European and international organisations.

The Sovereign Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with 105 countries:

 

Europe

Albania

Austria

Belarus

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Holy See

Hungary

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation*

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Ukraine

The Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas, The

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

Cambodia

Georgia

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Lebanon

Philippines

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

Africa

Angola

Benin

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central Africa

Chad

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the

Côte d’Ivoire

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Liberia

Madagascar

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Sudan

South Sudan

Togo

Oceania

Micronesia

Marshall Islands

Kiribati

* Relations with the Russian Federation are maintained through a diplomatic special mission.

The Sovereign Order of Malta has official relations with:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Canada

The Sovereign Order of Malta has relations at Ambassador level with:

  • Palestine