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The foreign relations of Sierra are Sierra's relationship with other sovereign states, nations, peoples, and organizations. Foreign relations are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the leadership of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Enjoying a long history of diplomacy, Sierra has formal diplomatic missions with 194 different countries as of February 2015.

Sierra is an active member of the League of Nations, the G8, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the Trans-Pacific Allied Community, the Organization of American States, the Pacific Alliance, Asia-Pacific Summit, the Asia-Pacific Economic Economic Cooperation, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and various other organizations. It is also a major dialogue partner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Bilateral relations[edit | edit source]

A map of Sierran relations. Black indicates Sierran territory; green indicates active, formal relations; grey indicates no relations; yellow indicates disputed territory; and red indicates former relations.

Key to Relations

  •      - Exceptionally Friendly
  •      - Very Friendly
  •      - Friendly
  •      - Fair
  •      - Strained
  •      - Poor
  •      - Exceptionally Poor
  •      - Hostile
  •      - Neutral
  •      - No/Former diplomatic relations (neutral officially)

Africa[edit | edit source]

Country Formal relations began Notes
 Algeria 1962 Relations between Sierra and Algeria are friendly and both are united through the issue of terrorism. Trading between the two is generally a variety of agricultural products from Sierra to Algeria and crude oil for vice versa. Both have embassies at each others' capitals.
 Angola 1994 Relations were sour during the course of the Angolan Civil War but normalized in the late 1990s. Currently, both are working on improving infrastructure and qualify of life in Angola as well as combating the country's malaria problem. Sierra has an embassy in Luanda and Angola has an embassy in Porciúncula.
 Benin 1966 Sierra and Benin enjoy extremely positive relations and collaborate on improving Benin's living standards and economy. Various Sierran corporations have invested in local Benin projects and the HIV/AIDS problem in the country is considered a top priority issue both nations aim to address.
 Botswana 1966 Sierra has worked with the Batswana government on a platform emphasizing improving the nation's health and living standards, and economic self-sufficiency.
 Burkina Faso 1968 Democratization and sustainable economic development are the primary objectives that Sierra seeks to achieve in Burkina Faso. Historically, famine and river sickness were major issues that the Sierran mission to Burkina Faso addressed.
 Burundi 1967 The Sierran government has encouraged open, democratic elections, economic development, and respect for human rights in Burundi. Limited military aid was granted to Burundi from the Sierran government in 2014.
 Cameroon 1961 The primary objectives in Cameroon is to improve education, environmental practices, health standards, and community growth. Relations are generally good although Cameroon's pattern of political stability have often upset relations.
 Cape Verde 1973 Relations between Sierra and Cape Verde are positive with the Sierran government and private sector investing and assisting the development of the country's economy and infrastructure.
 Central African Republic 1960 Relations between Sierra and Central African Republic are generally amicable although the republic's human rights record and stability have been marked with concern. During the 2012 Central African Republic rebellion, Sierran diplomatic staff were evacuated for security purposes.
 Chad 1960 Relations between the two nations are strong with Sierra's main objective on concentrating on Chad's agricultural, health, and industrial sectors.
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.png Congo, Democratic Republic of 1960 Sierra is a long-time partner with the Congoese government and is committed towards promoting democracy, human rights protection, and economic development in the nation.
22x20px Congo, Republic of 1960 Since the Congo's transition towards a more democratic society, cooperation between the two nations have increased and improved. Sierra has expressed its desire to see the Congo become politically and economically stabilized and has provided limited assistance.
 Djibouti Never Sierra has never opened relations with Djibouti. The Djiboutian diplomatic interests are represented through the Ethiopian embassy in Porciúncula while Sierra is represented through the American embassy in Djibouti City.
 Egypt 1944 Egyptian-Sierran relations are generally positive although during the Arab Spring, the Sierran government voiced concerns over the civil unrest and criticized government response. Counterterrorist efforts are a common goal that both nations cooperate on.
 Equatorial Guinea 1969 Sierra is Equatorial Guinea's second largest economic partner, behind the United States. Although relations are strong, the Sierran government has voiced its concerns on some human rights violations and lack of sufficient labor rights.
 Eritrea Never Sierra has never opened relations with Eritrea citing the nation's complete disregard of basic human rights, political freedoms, and speech. Sierra is indirectly represented in Eritrea through the Canadian embassy in Asmara while Eritrea's liaison in Sierra is the Ethiopian government.
 Ethiopia 1903 Sierra and Ethiopia have had over a century of mostly warm relations. Sierra has contributed greatly to Ethiopia's economic development and famine/poverty issues. Ethiopia's human rights violations have been seen as a hindrance to the Ethiopian-Sierran relationship. In terms of regional security, Sierra regards Ethiopia as a strategic partner in combating terrorism.
 Gabon 1960 Relations between Sierra and Gabon are very positive and the two share a strong trading partnership of Gabonese raw material and Sierran manufacturing.
22x20px Gambia, The 1945 Relations between Sierra and The Gambia are cordial with both governments seeking to empower youth, especially Gambian girls, curb human trafficking and terrorism, and promote democracy.
 Ghana 1957 Since the 1980s, Sierra and Ghana's relationship has improved dramatically, are friendly, and stable. Sierra has championed education and economic development in Ghana and have invested heavily in its economy. Recent work includes efforts to improve Ghana's agroforestry efforts, businesses, and health standards.
 Guinea 1959 Relations between Sierra and Guinea are excellent with Sierran economic involvement in Guinea high. Sierra has commended the Guinean government for its democratic reforms, contributions to regional stability, and positive economic development. The main focus for Sierra in Guinea is promoting family health, sustainable environmental practices, and education.
 Guinea-Bissau 1975 Relations between Sierra and Guinea-Bissau became strained following the Guinea-Bissau Civil War. Prior to that, relations were strong and stable. Since the war, Sierra has openly criticized Guinea-Bissau's political instability and voiced its concern on the government's abuse of basic human rights. Relations continued to worsen as Guinea-Bissau experienced sustained political turmoil.
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast 1960 Relations between Ivory Coast and Sierra have historically been amicable although in recent years, the Ivory Coast's political and military situation has been marked with concern from the Sierran government. Sierra is committed towards furthering democratization efforts in Ivory Coast and addressing certain issues such as the practice of female genital mutilation.
 Kenya 1972

Sierra and Kenya have a strong and very positive relationship. With Sierra seeing Kenya as a regional state with great economic, political, and military potential, the two have worked together on fostering stability, democracy, and further economic growth. Both cooperate extensively on counterterrorism efforts and there is an active cultural program linking the two countries' youth together.

 Lesotho 1967 Sierra and Lesotho have a positive relationship and the general focus of Sierran interests in Lesotho is to improve the country's infrastructure, health, and growing economy. Lesotho exports diamonds and clothing material to Sierra while it imports agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and electrical appliances from Sierra.
 Liberia 1967 Regional instability, disease, and human rights violations have strained relations between Liberia and Sierra within recent years although the two remain committed towards promoting self-sufficiency and life improvement for all Liberians. In 2014, the Sierran Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel advisory to Sierrans on traveling to West African countries including Liberia in light of the Ebola outbreak there. In addition, passengers on flights from Liberia to Sierra either directly or indirectly were subject to specialized inspections and screening upon arrival. Poverty is an issue Sierra hopes to address in Liberia.
 Libya 1954 Historically, relations between Sierra and Libya have been kept strictly on economic terms. With the ascension of Muammar Gaddafi, the Sierran government distanced itself from the leader's policies and treatment of his citizens. Following foreign policy changes, Sierra began taking a proactive stance against Libya's policies but continued relations on the need for oil. During the 2011 Libyan civil war, Sierra participated in the international coalition fighting against the Gaddafi regime. Following the formation of the National Transitional Council, Sierra recognized the organization as the legitimate government of Libya and encouraged democratic reforms. The ongoing crisis and violence in Libya has been met with worry and calls for peace from Sierra. Up until the organization's removal from power in late 2014, Sierra implicitly supported the Libyan Council of Deputies as the legitimate authority in Libya.
 Mali 1960-2012 (suspended) Up until the 2012 Malian coup d'état, relations between Sierra and Mali was among the strongest in the region. Sierra was a top foreign aid supplier to Mali and contributed heavily in its infrastructural development. Following the coup, all aid was suspended and Sierra condemned the coup and its new government fully. The Sierran government has actively called for the restoration of the former Malian government and has planned to sever all ties with Mali if such concessions are not met.
 Mauritania 1960 Sierra has commended Mauritania's efforts towards a more democratic society and have collaborated together on counterterrorism and agricultural sustainability.
 Mauritius 1972 Although relations are amicable, Sierra has kept its relationship with Mauritius primarily on trading terms. Mauritius depends a significant amount of its imports of agricultural, chemical, and manufacturing demands from Sierra and the United States. Its main exports to Sierra include non-industrial diamonds, rum, sugar, flowers, and fish.
 Morocco 1863 Relations between Sierra and Morocco have historically been cordial but following the Western Sahara conflict and Sierra's subsequent recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (making it the only developed nation outside Latin America to do so), the Sierran government's continued recognition with the Sahrawi government has been a major obstacle inhibiting the Sierran-Moroccan relationship. The countries have worked together on counterterrorism and have substantial trading.
 Namibia 1990 Relations between Sierra and Namibia are good and continue to improve as Namibia has worked on its democratization efforts. Trading between the two are strong with Namibia's chief exports to Sierra are precious metals such as diamonds, gold, and copper, while Sierra provides foodstuffs, chemical products, textiles, and machinery.
 Niger 1960 Sierra and Niger have enjoyed close relations since Niger's independence in 1960. Sierra is dedicated towards improving living standards in Niger, empowering youth, upholding education, and improving the corporate environment. Niger has been the recipient of several Sierran drones and aircraft over the years.
 Nigeria 1960 Relations between Sierra and Nigeria are excellent. Nigeria is regarded as one of Sierra's strongest allies in the region and has worked extensively towards improving education and health in the country. Counterterrorism and economic liberalization are also other aspects of the Sierran mission to Nigeria. With the rise of Boko Haram, Sierra declared its support to protect the "integrity and democracy" of the Nigerian people. Trading is strong and there is a large presence of Nigerian immigrants and expatriates in Sierra.
22x20px Rhodesia 1905 Relations between Sierra and Rhodesia are regarded as "excellent" as Sierra regards Rhodesia as a strategic partner in Africa. Sierra has worked with Rhodesia on improving the conditions of black Rhodesians and enjoys a strong trading relationship.
22x20px Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 1997 Although Sierra has recognized Sahrawi independence, because of mounting pressure from Morocco, Sierra has kept relations with the government on minimal contact. Regardless, relations have been described as friendly because of Sierra's humanitarian aid and support. Sierra maintains a non-resident embassy dedicated to Sahrawi relations in Algeria's capital, Algiers. The Sahrawi government maintains a standard resident embassy in Porciúncula.
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.png São Tomé and Príncipe 1975 Relations between Sierra and the islands are described as "positive" with Sierra's main trading partnership with São Tomé and Príncipe based on its cocoa and oil reserves. Sierra exports machinery, chemicals, textiles, and foodstuffs to São Tomé and Príncipe and in recent years, worked to stimulate the islands' economy.
 Senegal 1976 Relations between Senegal and Sierra are regarded as "excellent" with Senegal receiving a considerable amount of its economic and technical assistance from either Sierra or the United States. Sierra has focused on promoting economic growth, agriculture, health services, and education for youth, especially for young girls.
 Seychelles 1976 Sierra and Seychelles have a basic trading relationship. Sierra has an embassy in Seychelles' capital, Victoria while Seychelles has one in Porciúncula.
 Somalia 1960-1995 Following the Somali Civil War, Sierra closed its embassy in Mogadishu and direct contact have been dormant. Periodically, Sierra has contacted the Somali government regarding certain issues such as piracy. It has also contributed substantial economic aid to the Somali government although Sierran-Somali correspondence exists under the liaison of the United States government. Sierra recognizes the Federal Government of Somalia as the official government for Somalia.
 South Africa 1929 Relations between Sierra and South Africa have long been perceived as positive although Sierra criticized the South African government during its apartheid years. Since then, trading has increased and Sierra has supported the South African government's initiative to improve education and rural communities.
 South Sudan 2011 After South Sudan declared its independence in 2011, Sierra was among the first nations in the world to recognize the new country. Sierra has worked to promote regional stability and healthy economic activity in the country.
 Sudan 1956 Relations between Sierra and Sudan are tense, particularly due to Sierra's objection to the Sudanese human rights record and its handling of the internal conflicts afflicting the nation. The nations have worked on improving the relationship as Sierra has, alongside the United States, cooperated with Sudan on a variety of issues including terrorism, malnutrition, human sex trafficking, and female genital mutilation.
Template:Country data Swaziland 1968 Sierra has emphasized its dedication to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland and continued political, economic, and social reform in the kingdom.
 Tanzania 1961 Relations between Sierra and Tanzania have grown into a strong partnership over counterterrorist efforts and economic sustainability projects following years of instability in the region. Sierran companies have invested in local Tanzanian infrastructure and businesses, with the hope of stimulating the economy and promoting mutual interests.
 Togo 1960 Relations between Sierra and Togo are generally positive with considerable trade conducted between the two nations. Sierran investment, official projects, and corporate presence have all contributed towards Togo's developing economic economy and quality of life.
 Tunisia 1863 Relations between Sierra and Tunisia are described as "fair" although following the 2011 Tunisian revolution, the Sierran government has expressed its consolidation with the Tunisian people. The rise of Islamism has worried the Sierran government and the toppling of the Ennahda in 2014 was met with concern.
 Uganda 1962 Although relations between Sierra and Uganda are generally positive, Sierra has voiced its concerns over Uganda's human rights violations including mistreatment of gay Ugandan citizens. Other issues Sierra has followed closely is the political situation in Uganda including the Lord's Resistance Army and military corruption.
 Zambia 1964 Relations between Sierra and Zambia are decent with Sierra working closely with the Zambian government in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic, promoting economic sustainability, and anti-corruption efforts.
 Zimbabwe 1980 Sierra has worked with Zimbabwe towards improving the country's poor economic conditions. Zimbabwe's political situation has been closely observed by the Sierran government and is seeking to to help expand democratic reforms in the nation.

Antarctica[edit | edit source]

Country Formal relations began Notes
22x20px Antarctica, Federated States of 1961 Relations between Sierra and Antarctica are friendly. Antarctica has allowed foreign scientists including Sierrans to study and research the biology, geology, and climate of the country. Main exports from Antarctica to Sierra are fish and minerals while main exports from Sierra to Antarctica are electronics, clothing, pharmaceuticals, and aircraft parts.

Asia[edit | edit source]

Country Formal relations began Notes
 Afghanistan 1969-1996
During the 20th century, Sierra focused primarily on the humanitarian aspects of its relationship with Afghanistan. In 1971, the two nations entered into agreement where Sierra provided over $10 million in agricultural products to assist with failed Afghan crop production. Relations were complicated during the Soviet war in Afghanistan although Sierra remained neutral throughout the course of the conflict. When the Taliban seized control over Afghanistan in 1996, Sierra severed ties with Afghanistan and criticized its policies. Following the disposal of the Taliban regime in 2001, Sierra resumed diplomatic relations on September 30, 2002. Sierra participated in the War in Afghanistan and worked with the Afghan government in curbing Islamist control. The current focus of the Sierran-Afghan mission is to further the empowerment of Afghan women, promote democracy and education, and discourage the proliferation of Islamic fundamentalism.
22x20px Akitsu 1951

Until recent years, Akitsu maintained a semi-isolationist foreign policy that included minimal relations with Sierra. Akitsu has since begun opening up to the international community including Sierra and substantial trading between the two exist. Sierra provided humanitarian support to Akitians affected by the Sakamoto nuclear disaster in 2014 and supported Akitian claims in the Gusuku Islands dispute.

 Armenia 1920 Relations between Sierra and Armenia are strong. Sierra is home to the largest population of the Armenian diaspora outside Armenia after Russia (with 900,000 counted in the 2010 census) and recognizes the existence of the Armenian Genocide. A strong trading partnership coupled with Sierran programs aimed towards an economically developed Armenia have further enriched the relationship shared by the two nations. However, Sierra maintained neutrality during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and has urged peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In a poll surveyed in 2014, 79% of Armenians viewed Sierra's leadership as positive and 59% believed that Sierra has helped "improve" Armenia.
 Azerbaijan 1991 Sierra and Azerbaijan have cooperated primarily on economic interests, particularly Azerbaijan's access to the oil in the Caspian Sea. During the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Sierra declared neutrality and encouraged peace in light of the post-conflict violence between Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the self-declared nation of Nagorno-Karabakh.
 Bahrain 1971 Relations between Sierra and Bahrain are largely neutral although the two have worked together on combating terrorism and promoting regional security. The Sierran embassy is based in Manama while Bahrain has an embassy in Porciúncula.
Template:Country data Bangladesh 1972 Both members of the Trans-Pacific Allied Community, Sierra has worked closely with Bangladesh on improving economic, health, and social conditions in the nation. Sierra has also collaborated with the Bangladeshi government on issues concerning Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism. There is a significant Bangladeshi community living in Sierra, mostly in the province of the Gold Coast.
 Bhutan 1989 As the only League of Nations Security Council permanent member that Bhutan maintain relations with, Sierra acts as the liaison for the United States. Relations have been largely limited towards mutual cooperation on issues revolving terrorism, extradition, and the Sierran acceptance of Nepali Bhutanese refugees.
 Brunei 1984 Sierra and Brunei have maintained a firm trading relationship since both governments received each others' diplomatic team in 1984. Brunei exports crude oil and petroleum to Sierra in exchange for electrical appliances, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, and textiles. A cultural exchange program exists in Sierra promoting Bruneian culture.
 Cambodia 1985 Sierra and Cambodia have enjoyed a very positive relationship since the collapse of the People's Republic of Kampuchea. Sierra aims to promote human rights, facilitate positive economic growth, and eliminate corruption in Cambodia. A significant population of Cambodians, most of them refugees from the Vietnam War, live in Sierra.
Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China 1859 (historical)
1950 (PRC)

Sierra was among the first countries in the world to recognize the communist government of China and kept the relationship primarily focused on economic and cultural exchange. Historically, Sierra maintained a long correspondence with the Chinese nation and immigrants from China played an immense role in the development of Sierran culture. Following the Chinese Civil War, Sierra abandoned its support for the Kuomintang and recognized the Communist Party of China as the official authority over the Chinese nation. After the Cold War and Sierra's shift in foreign policy, Sierran-Chinese relations have become soured over conflicting interests. Sierra is an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's human rights violations and political repression. In spite of this, both are one of each other's major trading partners and many Chinese immigrants, mostly students and the wealthy in recent years, have continued to choose Sierra as their new homeland. The Chinese Sierran community is highly influential in Sierran politics and have pressured the Sierran government to take a more affirmative reproach against the Communist Party.

enwiki 2002 Following East Timor's restoration of independence in 2002, Sierra opened relations with the new country. Relations are cordial as Sierra supports East Timorese independence and sovereignty. The relationship has largely focused on bilateral economic development and aid.
Gaza-Turkey solidarity flag.png Gaza 1976 Relations between Sierra and Gaza are friendly as Sierra has been committed towards preserving Gazan territorial integrity. Sierra has voiced its concerns on the condition of the Palestinians living in Gaza and has worked on a relationship that emphasized on encouraging peace, counterterrorism efforts, and regional security.
 Georgia 1992 Relations between Sierra and Georgia are described as "excellent". Sierra has cooperated with Georgia on a variety of issues from terrorism to democracy. Although it abstained from getting involved in the Russo-Georgian War in 2008, Sierra supported the Georgian government, condemned Russia's actions, and refused to recognize the South Ossetian government. Sierran investment is considerably high in the country.
 India 1947 Sierra and India enjoy generally positive relations. Sierra has applauded India's success as a democratic state although continues to work on addressing corruption, poverty, and terrorism in the country. Other issues include India's social caste system, rape, and sanitary problems. Sierran investment in India is high and there is a large, growing population of Indians in Sierra. Both members of the Trans-Pacific Allied Community, Sierra sees India as a significant trading partner and a potential candidate to impose balance in Asia (against China and Russia).
 Indonesia 1949 Relations between Sierra and Indonesia are very strong. Sierra has played a vital role in promoting and improving the economic conditions of Indonesia and continue to work on issues surrounding urban building, sustainable environmental practices, and terrorism. A vibrant cultural exchange between the two nations, there is a significant Indonesian community living in Sierra and a Sierran expatriate community in Indonesia. Sierra actively supports Indonesia's ascension to the Trans-Pacific Allied Community.
 Iran 1925-1980 (historical)
Sierra had friendly relations with the Pahlavi dynasty and following the Iranian Revolution, Sierra closed its embassy in response to attacks against Sierran staff during the Iran hostage crisis. Confused with the Americans, the Sierran government declared that it would not maintain any relations with Iran until the situation there "stabilized". In 2003, Sierra reopened diplomatic relations following formal negotiations with the Iranian government. Relations remain tense, with occasional remarks from the Iranian government decrying Sierra as the "Lesser Satan" (for its support for the United States, the "Great Satan") and Sierra's criticism of Iranian policy. Sierra has condemned Iran's nuclear program and is among the various countries engaged in talks with the country. A significantly large community of Iranians (Persians) live in Sierra.
Proposed flag of Iraq (first proposal, 2008).svg Iraq 1930 The history of Sierran-Iraqi relations have been marked with uneasiness with signs of considerable improvement post-2004. Sierra opposed the regime under Saddam Hussein and participated in the Gulf War, the first time Sierra openly engaged in a foreign conflict militarily. Although Sierra initially opposed the United States' rationale behind the Iraq War, Sierra provided troops in accordance to the larger Global War on Terrorism initiative. Following the restoration of the Iraqi monarchy, Sierra has funded the country's infrastructure, provided humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people, and offered military training for Iraqi troops. Sierra's main objectives in Iraq is to promote security and economic opportunities for the Iraqis. In 2014, Sierra participated alongside Iraqi, American, and Turkish troops in combating ISIS in the 2014 Turkish-Islamic Conflict and the Second Iraqi Civil War.
 Israel 1949 Sierra and Israel have enjoyed generally friendly relations since Israel's formation in 1949. Although Sierra has supported the Two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is among the few Western nations to have recognized the State of Palestine, in recent years, it has downplayed such policies. Sierra has strongly emphasized its friendship with the Israeli nation through trade and cultural exchange. The Jewish Sierran community has considerable influence in Sierran politics involving Israel and has pressured Sierra to assume a more pro-Israeli stance. Sierra has provided Israel with limited military aid and has conducted thirteen state visits from five Sierran prime ministers and three Israeli prime ministers to and from Israel since 1949.
 Japan 1858

Sierra regards Japan as one of its most important allies economically and militarily. With strong trading, social, and cultural ties, as well as a long history of amicable cooperation, relations are regarded as "exceptionally excellent". Relations were strained during Japanese expansion during World War II but the Japanese attack on the Sierran-leased American base in Pearl Harbor followed by the Cross-Pacific affair was the nadir of Sierran-Japanese relations. Since the war, relations quickly improved as both supported each other through a strong partnership and a free trade agreement. Today, both are highly developed nations with large expatriate/immigrant communities in both countries. One obstacle towards the relationship however is Japan's stance and school textbook coverage of the imperial Japanese atrocities and war crimes, particularly the comfort women and Rape of Nanjing. Both are members of the Trans-Pacific Allied Community.

 Jordan 1949 The relationship between Sierra and Jordan is strong compared to most other Middle Eastern countries. Sierra has provided economic assistance programs in Jordan, collaborated with the Jordanian government on issues such as terrorism and political freedoms, and established a meaningful cultural exchange program.
 Kazakhstan 1991 Sierra quickly established relations with Kazakhstan following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Cooperation has strengthened over counterterrorism and trade. Sierran companies have secured contracts with the Kazakh government over some oil fields and mineral deposits, enhancing Sierra's presence in the country.
Flag of South Korea.png Korea 1866 (historical)

Sierra and Korea enjoy exceptionally strong relations with a vibrant trading relationship, cultural ties, and military alliances. Both members of the Trans-Pacific Allied Community, Sierra has championed Korea's rapid economic development and democratization. With a free trade agreement, Korea and Sierra are both one of each others' major trading partners. The Korean diaspora in Sierra wields immense influence upon Sierran society and have further increased cooperation and reciprocal amicability between the two countries. Sierra's main focus is to continue fostering its friendship with the Korean nation, defending Korean sovereignty, and resolving tensions between Korea and Japan over historical differences.

 Kuwait 1961 The second largest supplier of goods and services (after the United States), Sierran and American firms have considerable advantage in Kuwait's lucrative market. Considered an important partner in the Global War on Terrorism, Sierra has cooperated with Kuwait on matters of regional stability and preventing the spread of radical fundamentalism. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1991, Sierra participated with the coalition forces. Sierra's participation was the first time Sierran troops engaged in a foreign conflict militarily, a fact that has boosted popularity among the Kuwaiti public and government.
22x20px Turkey 1989

Turkey has traditionally rejected any diplomatic contact with Western capitalist nations. However, following the unprecedented state visit by President Kazım Ataç to Sierra, relations formally opened in 1989. Relations quickly soured following Sierra's progression towards pro-American foreign policies. Sierra's involvement in a variety of Middle Eastern conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan have been a source of tension. Sierra's criticism of Turkish governance and human rights record is another issue that obstructs any meaningful relations. Despite this, Sierra has served as the liaison for American interests in Turkey and vice versa.

In Turkish media, Sierra has often been labeled as "American" and people have reportedly confused Sierra and America as the same entity. Sierra has called the situation in Turkey "overwhelmingly severe, unsettling, and drastic", and has criticized Turkish persecution of religious and ethnic minorities.

Of the little trading that exists between the two nations, most Sierran products (cultural and technological ones in particular) are banned in Turkey. Ownership of banned Sierran products have been said to bring severe punishment onto those caught. Relations worsened following links of Turkish involvement in the assassination of US president Frank Solomon and collaboration with the Mexican Social Republic with regards to Trevor XI. Both have worked together on the issue of terrorism. During the 2014 Turkish-Islamic Conflict, Sierra offered limited assistance to the Turkish government in repelling ISIS militants.

Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan 1991 Although Sierra has contributed towards helping Kyrgyzstan's economy, interaction is minimal although relations have been described as "friendly". There is limited trade between the countries although in 2014, the Hong Ministry expressed its interests in formulating a fuller, comprehensive relationship with Kyrgyzstan.
Lanna.png Lan Na 1946

Sierra and Lan Na have very friendly relations. Sierran foreign direct investment in Lan Na is high and plays a role in the country's modernization. Sierra has actively supported Lan Na's ascension to the Trans-Pacific Allied Community and maintains a stable yet vibrant trading relationship. Lannese Sierrans, most being of Filipino descent, are among the largest ethnic groups in Sierra.

 Laos 1950 Laos' persecution and mistreatment of its Hmong minority have been a major derision to a meaningful relationship. Sierra has continually offered the Hmong refugee status and allowed them to move into Sierra through a controlled link. The governments have mainly worked together on combating drug and human trafficking.
 Lebanon 1944 Relations between Sierra and Laos are cordial. When Sierra first established formal relations with Lebanon, Sierran Christian missionaries already had an established presence there. Today, Sierra regards Lebanon as a trustworthy partner in the Middle Eastern region and have convened together in fighting terrorism.
 Malaysia 1957 After the United States, Sierra is the second largest foreign investor in the Malaysian economy. Although Malaysia has criticized Sierra's military engagements in the Middle East region (with Muslim-majority countries), relations have steadily improved over the years. Sierra has encouraged more open, freer reforms for the Malaysian people and are working together on security issues. Malaysia has expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Allied Community, a decision applauded and supported by the Sierran government. Sierra is also involved in partnering with the ASEAN community at large, increasing Sierran coverage over Malaysia and the region.
 Maldives 1965 Following the 2004 tsunami, Sierra provided over $2 million as part of the international effort to rebuilding the damage inflicted upon the islands. Trade is stable although local Maldives law has inhibited Sierran companies from reaching their fullest potential. Maldives' economy partially depends on tourism and Sierra has actively promoted the islands in attempt to booster awareness and interest in Maldives.
 Mongolia 1988 Sierra and Mongolia's relationship has evolved into mutual understanding as Sierra has promoted democracy, market-oriented economic policies, and cultural exchange in Mongolia. Sierra maintains an embassy in Ulan Bator and Mongolia maintains an embassy in Porciúncula and consulate general in San Francisco City.
 Myanmar 1951 Sierra and Myanmar enjoyed generally warm relations until 1962 coup that took place. Relations were shaky but were confined to mostly trading and offering a safe passageway for political and social dissidents. In 1991, reflecting changes in foreign policy, placed sanctions in Myanmar and actively condemned the military dictatorship, and called for change. Following the release of political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, Sierra opened up to the Burmese government and worked closely towards securing democratic reforms in the country.
   Nepal 1967 Relations between Sierra and Nepal have always been friendly with Sierra's aim to foster democracy and economic opportunity in the country. Several Sierran organizations have made contributions towards improving life in Nepal. A small number of people of Nepali nationality live in Sierra, most of them in the Territory of Hawaii.
Flag of Palestine.png Palestine 1991 Although Sierra recognizes Palestine, supports Palestinian self-determination, and the two-state solution, relations have largely been stagnant much thanks to Sierra's closeness with Israel. One of the few Western countries to recognize Palestine, Sierra maintains a cultural bureau office in Ramallah in lieu of an embassy. Palestine is represented in Sierra through the Jordanian embassy in Porciúncula.
22x20px North Vietnam 1955-1992 Opposed to the North Vietnamese regime and a strong ally with the South Vietnamese government, tensions between the two states are hostile with the last time an active diplomatic mission was held was in 1992. North Vietnamese propaganda has often antagonized Sierra, the United States, and South Vietnam as its enemies and Sierra has called North Vietnam's policies as "deplorable". Sierra is home to a very large Vietnamese community, some of them from North Vietnam, and the community have actively lobbied against any interaction or recognition of the communist government. Sierra's military and economic alliance with South Vietnam as well as ideological differences make any process towards meaningful relations between the two difficult. Contact between Sierra and North Vietnam are maintained through the Swedish embassy in Hanoi.
 Qatar 1972 with a stable economic partnership over hydrocarbons and foreign investment, Sierra and Qatar have generally amicable relations. Qatar hosts a military facility housing both Sierran and American troops.
 Saudi Arabia 1940 Despite ideological differences, Sierra and Saudi Arabia have a close relationship centering on security and oil. Saudi Arabia has several million dollars-worth of military equipment contracts and the two have worked together in maintaining regional stability and fighting terrorism. Although Sierra has at times criticized Saudi human rights' record and policies, relations remain firm.
22x20px Sharqistan 1991 Although relations formalized in 1991 following Sharqistan's independence from the Soviet Union, there was litle interaction between the two nations. Following the oust of the People's Party of Sharqistan, Sierra has welcomed the new reforms and expressed its interests in helping the Sharqi nation achieve a more open, democratic society.
 Singapore 1965 Sierra and Singapore have a solid relationship based around military, economic, academic, and cultural ties. The two signed a free trade agreement in 2011, further enriching trade between the two nations. Although Sierra has complained about Singapore's political freedoms and speech laws, it stated that it valued its relationship with the Singaporean government and people.
 South Vietnam 1954

Committed towards protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the South Vietnamese nation, South Vietnam is one of Sierra's most important allies. With a very strong trading relationship, a history of friendship and cooperation, and a military alliance, Sierra and the United States are South Vietnam's closest partners. Sierra, the United States, and South Vietnam hold military drills in the South China Sea annually and leaders from both sides have made frequent, publicized events. With a very powerful community of Vietnamese in Sierra and Sierran corporate presence in South Vietnam, the ties are exceptionally strong.

 Sri Lanka 1947 Both kingdoms enjoy a cordial relationship. Sierra's policy towards Sri Lanka has been focused on transiting Sri Lanka into a more economically open nation, respecting human rights, and empowering Sri Lankan minorities. Trading between the two countries are fair with the prime focus on military equipment and technology.
 Syria 1944 Relations between Sierra and Syria have been tense and awry since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War. Although the two continue to maintain relations, contact have come to a near standstill as Sierra voiced its criticisms of the al-Assad regime and sympathy for the rebels.
 Tajikistan 1992 Because of Tajikistan's location and relatively recent independence, relations between the two countries have not matured as much compared to neighboring states. Sierra has been committed towards promoting democracy, regional stability, counter-narcotics, and counterterrorism.
 Thailand 1872 Relations between Sierra and Thailand began back in 1872 when Thailand was known as Siam. Over the years, the relationship forged between the two nations have strengthened over economic and social ties. In recent years, this has evolved into a military tie as evidenced through the nations' military trade agreements and membership in the Trans-Pacific Allied Community. The Thai-speaking community is large in Sierra with the Thai language recognized as one of Sierra's official languages. Sierra has been committed towards on Thailand on terms of continued economic growth, national security, protecting Thai women's rights, and cracking down on human trafficking.
 Turkmenistan 1991 Although the two countries have worked together on securing an agreement to build a pipeline in the Caspian Sea, Sierra has been critical of the Turkmen government's human rights record and policies. It has encouraged Turkmenistan to liberalize its economic policies that would be more receptive towards foreign investment and trade.
Flag of the Trucial States (1968–1971).svg Trucial States 1972 The two have extensive commercial and trading ties, especially with regards to finance and petroleum. The Trucial States is Sierra's primary host for overseas bases and troops in the Middle East region. Although Sierra has criticized some of the Emirates' policies, relations remain strong security-wise and trading-wise. Sierra has also sent volunteers to train Omani health workers and doctors in the medical field. Sierra has an embassy in Muscat and the Trucial States has an embassy in Porciúncula.
 Uzbekistan 1991 Although polls indicate that the majority of Uzbeks view Sierra positively, relations between Sierra and Uzbekistan have been relatively stagnant. Following the "color revolutions" throughout the region, Uzbekistan sought to limit the extent of American influence, which included Sierra. The two have continued working on developing a stable trading relationship and transiting Uzbekistan into a key regional partner in combating terrorism.
 Yemen 1953 Relations between Sierra and Yemen are lukewarm, particularly due to the lack of any real effort made by both sides towards commercial, military, and political ties. Sierra has cooperated with Yemen on terms of international security but outside, has criticized Yemeni policies and governance.

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Country Formal relations began Notes
 Albania 1983 The governments of Sierra and Albania are on good terms, having formally established relations in 1991 following the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Sierra has provided Albania over $300 million in financial aid and have worked closely in combating terrorism. Public opinion in Albania on Sierra are exceptionally high.
 Andorra 1995 Sierra's ambassador to Gaul is also credited to the ambassador to Andorra. Day-to-day relations are conducted in Paris where the Gaulish president is also co-prince of Andorra.
 Austria 1921 Relations between Sierra and Austria are friendly, focusing on trade, cultural exchange, and mutual security.
Banded Stilts.png Baltic State 1991 Relations between the two began following Sierra's recognition of the state after the fall of the Soviet Union. The relationship has been strictly tied to trading and tourism.
 Belarus 1991 Since Belarus' formation in 1991, relations between the two states have been tense, mainly due to Sierran concerns on the Belorussian government's human rights record and weak economic policies. Belarus' close relationship with Russia has further complicated matters.
 Belgium 1878 A relationship that has always been strong, Sierra and Belgium are steadfast allies and maintain extensive trading, economic, political, and military ties. During the Flemish Revolution in 2014, Sierra condemned Westlandic intervention and prompted the Sierran government to reevaluate its commitment with the Belgian government and people.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 Participating in the Bosnian War, Sierra has worked considerably in the post-war reconstruction effort in the country, providing humanitarian aid, financial investment, and support for non-governmental organizations working in the region.
22x20px Britannia 1858 Among the oldest relationships of Sierra's, Britannia has historically been at amicable terms with Sierra. Following the Britannian Socialist Revolution, the relationship began to crumble as Sierra moved closer in line with American foreign policy, opposing the new Britannian government and its policies. In addition, another notable source of contention is the Sierran monarchy's claims to the defunct Britannian throne by right of the House of Columbia's lineage to the House of Stuart, the last reigning royal house of Britannia. Such claims haved persisted to the present-day despite repeated demands by the Britannian government to relinquish them. In contemporary times, Britannia and Sierra nonetheless remain military allies indirectly through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (the former a member and the latter a global partner) and has a substantial trading relationship. The two remain at odds, mostly stemming from ideological differences as well as priorities although both have seen increased cooperation in recent years over issues including the 2014 invasion of Central America.
 Bulgaria 1989 A relationship built upon cooperation, Sierra has provided financial aid and assistance to the country and actively communicates with Bulgaria on military issues. The 2015 Bulgarian Revolution was met with serious concern in Porciúncula, with Sierra vowing to stand by the Bulgarian government in spite of allegations by protesters, committed towards security, prosperity, and reform.
 Croatia 1992 Sierra and Croatia have worked towards promoting democracy and economic growth. Sierra provided over $8 million to Croatia in demining the one million mines still remaining in the country as of 2010. In addition, Sierra has offered refugee status for affected and persecuted Croatian citizens, sponsoring child adoption and education opportunities back in Sierra.
 Czech Republic 1991 Sierra and the Czech Republic have maintained a stable relationship dedicated towards counterterrorism and Czech missile defense against Russia and other potential aggressors.
 Denmark 1858 Denmark maintains an embassy in Porciúncula whilst Sierra maintains one in Copenhagen. Relations between the two states are among the oldest and Sierra is Denmark's largest non-EU trading partner. The two have cooperated in multinational security issues and conferences including those pertaining to terrorism.
Template:Country data Emilia 1925

Sierra and Emilia have enjoyed stable and friendly relations since 1925. Sierra has been committed towards Emilia's continued economic development and there is a permanent cultural dialogue exchange program between the two.

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