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The Embassy of Belize was established after the country achieved independence from Great Britain in 1981. The country is ran by a Governor-General, who acts as a representative for the constitutional Head of State Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor-General must be a Belezean, like the US president must be an American (Government of Belize). The United States, a country formed by immigrants, is home to the largest population of Belizeans outside Belize (U.S. Relations).


  • This map shows the location of Belize in relation to the rest of Central America.

The Embassy of Belize has proven to be a great asset to the domestic government of Belize; the embassy has forged important ties with departments of the United States' government. The lasting relationship with the American government, as well as the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of State, has been essential in order to expand trade opportunities between the United States and Belize. Because of these relations, the United States and Belize have a strong trading partnership of textiles and some agricultural goods (Bilateral Relations).  

However, trading is not the only partnership Belize had with the United States. Because the United States is home to over 70,000 Belizeans, the U.S. and Belize governments have been working together to fight international crime and reinforce citizen security. The two governments are working together to aid international citizens (U.S. Relations). 

Before Belize was an independent nation, it was a British colony known as British Honduras. On September 21, 1981, Belize officially achieved complete independence from Great Britain. Despite being an independent nation, the Queen of England is the Head of State. After becoming independent, Belize became a member of several international institutions:  the United Nations, the Nonaligned Movement, the Organization of American States and the Association of Caribbean States (Government of Belize). 

Government of Belize. Embassy of Belize Washington DC. Accessed February 22, 2017. http://www.embassyofbelize.gov.bz/belize-profile/government-of-belize.html.

U.S. Relations With Belize. U.S. Department of State. Accessed February 22, 2017. https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1955.htm.

Bilateral Relations. Embassy of Belize Washington DC. Accessed February 22, 2017. http://www.embassyofbelize.gov.bz/work-of-embassy/bilateral-relations.html.