Foreign relations of Palau

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Palau gained its independence October 1, 1994, with the entry into force of the Compact of Free Association with the United States. Palau was the last Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands territories to gain its independence. Under the Compact, the U.S. remains responsible for Palau's defense for 50 years.

Palau is a sovereign nation and conducts its own foreign relations. From its independence until May 2006, Palau had established diplomatic relations with 40 sovereign countries.1 Since then, it has established bilateral relations with over 10 other nations,2345678910111213141516 raising the current number of diplomatic partners of Palau to over 50.

Palau was admitted to the United Nations on December 15, 1994, and has since joined several other international organizations. In 2004, Stuart Beck was appointed to serve as Palau's first permanent representative to the United Nations. Along with the other former Trust Territories, Palau is one of a handful of countries that regularly votes with Israel in the United Nations General Assembly. Palau established relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, instead of the People's Republic of China, in 1999.

Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, and the United States of America have embassies in Palau.

Palau maintains embassies in the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, and the USA.


Georgia (country)

Palau and Georgia established diplomatic relations in October 2011.


As per the Ministry of External Affairs of India, India established diplomatic relations with Palau in April 1995. Development assistance from India has included a grant of US $ 149,841 for purchase of kitchen equipment for Palau National Hospital, US $ in 2008 for purchase of a boat and two pick-up trucks, US$ 100,000 in June 2010 for purchase of computers and grant of 2 ITEC scholarships in 2010-11. Palau has been supportive of issues of importance to India, particularly Indian candidature to international organizations. It supported India’s candidature for the non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the 2011-12 term. Presently, there are about 15 Indian nationals in Palau.17


Palau established formal consular links with Israel, it was reported in early 2008.


Palau and Mongolia established diplomatic relations since 25 September 2013.


In 2013, Palau will begin relations with Nauru.


Palau and Russia established diplomatic relations since 28 November 2006.

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Reprentations of Palau to other nations

Representations of other nations to Palau

Consular links with Israel: