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 help settle a dispute.
The Sovereign Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with 106 countries:
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
* Relations with the Russian Federation are maintained through a diplomatic special mission.
Antigua and Barbuda | Argentina | Bahamas, The | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Grenada | Guatemala | Guyana | Haiti | Honduras | Nicaragua | Panama | Paraguay | Peru | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela
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
Afghanistan | Armenia | Cambodia | Georgia | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Lebanon | Philippines | Tajikistan | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Turkmenistan
Micronesia | Marshall Islands | Kiribati
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: