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President Léopold Senghor advocated close relations with France
France
and negotiation and compromise as the best means of resolving international differences. To a large extent, the two succeeding Presidents have carried on Senghor's policies and philosophies. Senegal
Senegal
has long supported functional integration among French-speaking West African states through the West African Economic and Monetary Union .

Senegal
Senegal
has a high profile in many international organizations and was a member of the UN Security Council in 1988-89. It was elected to the UN Commission on Human Rights
UN Commission on Human Rights
in 1997. Friendly to the West, especially to France
France
and to the United States
United States
, Senegal
Senegal
also is a vigorous proponent of more assistance from developed countries to the Third World .

Senegal
Senegal
enjoys mostly cordial relations with its neighbors. In spite of clear progress on other fronts with Mauritania
Mauritania
(border security, resource management, economic integration, etc.), there remains the problem of an estimated 30,000 Afro-Mauritanian refugees living in Senegal.

Senegal
Senegal
is also a member of the International Criminal Court with a Bilateral Immunity Agreement of protection for the US -military (as covered under Article 98 ).

CONTENTS

* 1 Bilateral relations * 2 Disputes - international * 3 Illicit drugs * 4 See also * 5 References

BILATERAL RELATIONS

COUNTRY FORMAL RELATIONS BEGAN NOTES

Armenia
Armenia
8 April 2004

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 8 April 2004.

Canada
Canada
1962 See Canada– Senegal
Senegal
relations

* Canada
Canada
has an embassy in Dakar
Dakar
. * Senegal
Senegal
has an embassy in Ottawa
Ottawa
.

China
China

See China– Senegal
Senegal
relations

From 1996 to 2005, Senegal
Senegal
maintained relations with the Republic of China
China
(Taiwan) instead of the People\'s Republic of China
China
. On October 25, 2005, People's Republic of China
China
re-established foreign relations with Senegal.

France
France
1960 See France– Senegal
Senegal
relations

* France
France
has an embassy in Dakar
Dakar
and a consulate-general in Saint-Louis . * Senegal
Senegal
has an embassy in Paris
Paris
and consulates-general in Bordeaux , Lyon
Lyon
and Marseille
Marseille
and a consular agency in Le Havre
Le Havre
.

Iran
Iran

See Iran– Senegal
Senegal
relations

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
and his Senegalese counterpart Abdoulaye Wade
Abdoulaye Wade
had a joint press conference along with a close meeting in Feb 2008 in the city of Mashhad , both side pledged to expand the bilateral ties in the fields of economy, tourism and politics in addition to increase the efforts for empowering the OIC
OIC
.

Also the giant Iran-based automaker Iran
Iran
Khodro established an assembly line to produce Iranian cars in Senegal
Senegal
and dispatch them to the African markets directly from Dakar
Dakar
. This Iranian-Senegalese company has the capacity to produce 10,000 Samand
Samand
cars annually.

In 2011, Senegal
Senegal
cut ties with Iran, accusing Tehran
Tehran
of supplying separatist rebels in the Casamance region with weapons. They purport that these weapons were used in the killing of three Senegalese soldiers.

Malaysia
Malaysia

See Malaysia– Senegal
Senegal
relations

* Malaysia
Malaysia
has an embassy in Dakar. * Senegal
Senegal
has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
.

Mauritania
Mauritania

See Mauritania– Senegal
Senegal
relations

In the years following independence, Mauritania
Mauritania
's principal friend in sub-Saharan Africa was Senegal, although the two countries have espoused different strategies for development. The growing split between blacks and Maures
Maures
in Mauritania
Mauritania
has, however, affected ties with Senegal, which sees itself as championing the rights of Mauritania's black minority. Under Taya , relations between the two countries were correct, even though each accused the other of harboring exiled dissidents.

In May 1987, Senegal
Senegal
extradited Captain Moulaye Asham Ould Ashen, a former black member of the Haidalla government accused of corruption, but only after veiled threats from Nouakchott
Nouakchott
that failure to do so would result in Mauritania's allowing Senegalese dissidents a platform from which to speak out against the government of President Abdou Diouf . At the same time, Senegal
Senegal
and Mauritania
Mauritania
have cooperated successfully with Mali
Mali
under the Senegal
Senegal
River Development Office (Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal—OMVS), which was formed in 1972 as a flood control , irrigation, and agricultural development project.

Mexico
Mexico
May 1962 See Mexico– Senegal
Senegal
relations

* Mexico
Mexico
is accredited to Senegal
Senegal
from its embassy in Rabat
Rabat
, Morocco
Morocco
. and maintains an honorary consulate in Dakar. * Senegal
Senegal
is accredited to Mexico
Mexico
from its embassy in Washington, D.C. , United States
United States
and maintains an honorary consulate in Mexico City .

Russia
Russia
14 June 1962 See Russia– Senegal
Senegal
relations

Russia
Russia
has an embassy in Dakar
Dakar
and Senegal
Senegal
has an embassy in Moscow. The Soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Senegal
Senegal
on June 14, 1962.

Serbia
Serbia
1961

Both countries have established diplomatic relations in 1961.

South Korea
South Korea
19 October 1962

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Senegal
Senegal
was on October 19, 1962.

United States
United States
1960 See Senegal– United States
United States
relations

Senegal
Senegal
enjoys an excellent relationship with the United States. The Government of Senegal
Senegal
is known and respected for its able diplomats and has often supported the U.S. in the United Nations
United Nations
, including with troop contributions for peacekeeping activities. The United States maintains friendly relations with Senegal
Senegal
and provides considerable economic and technical assistance.

* Senegal
Senegal
has an embassy in Washington, DC
Washington, DC
and a consulate-general in New York City
New York City
. * United States
United States
has an embassy in Dakar.

This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State document "Senegal".

DISPUTES - INTERNATIONAL

A short section of the boundary with the Gambia is undefined.

ILLICIT DRUGS

Transshipment point for Southwest and Southeast Asian heroin moving to Europe
Europe
and North America
North America
; illicit cultivator of cannabis

SEE ALSO

* List of diplomatic missions in Senegal
Senegal
* List of diplomatic missions of Senegal
Senegal
* Senegambia Confederation
Senegambia Confederation

REFERENCES

* ^ Embassy of Canada
Canada
in Senegal * ^ Embassy of Senegal
Senegal
in Ottawa
Ottawa
(in French) * ^ http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/ce/ceee/chn/dtxw/t218404.htm * ^ Embassy of France
France
in Dakar
Dakar
(in French) * ^ Embassy of Senegal
Senegal
in Paris
Paris
(in French) * ^ Iran, Senegal
Senegal
presidents urge OIC
OIC
to support Muslims * ^ Iranian car assembly line in Senegal * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2016-02-19. * ^ Senegal
Senegal
severs ties with Iran
Iran
- Africa - Al Jazeera English * ^ "Official Website of Embassy of Malaysia, Dakar". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
Malaysia
. Retrieved 22 May 2014. * ^ "Ambassade (Malaisie)" (in French). Gourvernement du Senegal. Retrieved 22 May 2014. * ^ A B C D E Handloff, Robert E. "Relations with Other African States". In Mauritania: A Country Study (Robert E. Handloff, editor). Library of Congress Federal Research Division (June 1988). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. * ^ Embassy of Mexico
Mexico
in Morocco
Morocco
(in Spanish) * ^ Honorary consulate of Mexico
Mexico
in Dakar, Senegal * ^ Embassy of Senegal
Senegal
in the United States
United States
(in French) * ^ * ^ http://www.mofa.go.kr/ENG/countries/middleeast/countries/20070824/1_24487.jsp?menu=m_30_50 * ^ Embassy of Senegal
Senegal
in Washington, DC
Washington, DC
(in French) * ^ Embassy of the United States
United States
in Dakar
Dakar
(in English and French)

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Foreign relations of Senegal
Senegal

AFRICA

* Mauritania
Mauritania

AMERICAS

* Canada
Canada
* Mexico
Mexico
* United States
United States

ASIA

* Bangladesh * China
China
* India * Indonesia * Iran
Iran
* Malaysia
Malaysia

EUROPE

* France
France
* Russia
Russia

OCEANIA

* Australia

DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

* Diplomatic missions of / in Senegal
Senegal
* Foreign Minister

* v * t * e

Senegal
Senegal
articles

HISTORY

* Regional history * Mali
Mali
Empire * Precolonial kingdoms * Arab slave trade * French conquest * French West Africa * African slave trade
African slave trade
* British invasion * Mali
Mali
Federation * Senegambia * Border War * Bissau-Guinean Civil War involvement

GEOGRAPHY

* Biosphere Reserves * Casamance * Cities * Islands * National parks * Rivers * Wildlife * World Heritage Sites

POLITICS

* Administrative divisions * Casamance conflict * Constitution * Court of Cassation (judiciary) * Elections * Foreign relations * Human rights * Law enforcement * Military * Parliament * Political parties * President * Prime Minister

ECONOMY

* Agriculture * Energy * Franc (currency) * International rankings * Housing * Telecommunications * Tourism * Transport * Unions

SOCIETY

* Demographics * Education * Ethnic groups * Health * Languages * Religion * Water supply and sanitation

CULTURE

* Anthem * Cinema * Coat of arms * Cuisine * Flag * Literature

* Media

* Newspapers

* Music * Public holidays * Sports

* Outline * Index

* Category
Category
* Portal
Portal

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SOVEREIGN STATES

* Algeria * Angola * Benin * Botswana * Burkina Faso * Burundi * Cameroon * Cape Verde * Central African Republic * Chad * Comoros * Democratic Republic of the Congo * Republic of the Congo * Djibouti * Egypt * Equatorial Guinea * Eritrea * Ethiopia * Gabon * The Gambia * Ghana * Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Ivory Coast (Côte d\'Ivoire) * Kenya * Lesotho * Liberia * Libya * Madagascar * Malawi * Mali
Mali
* Mauritania
Mauritania
* Mauritius * Morocco
Morocco
* Mozambique * Namibia * Niger * Nigeria * Rwanda * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal * Seychelles * Sierra Leone * Somalia * South Africa * South Sudan * Sudan * Swaziland * Tanzania * Togo * Tunisia * Uganda * Zambia * Zimbabwe

States with limited recognition

* Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic * Somaliland

Dependencies and other territories

* Canary Islands / Ceuta / Melilla / Plazas de soberanía (Spain) * Madeira (Portugal) * Mayotte / Réunion (France) * Saint Helena / Ascension Island / Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) * Western Sahara

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