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Since the establishment of sovereignty with the ratification of the constitution in 1993, Andorra has moved to become an active member of the international community. In July 1993, Andorra established its first diplomatic mission in the world to the United Nations.
Andorra maintains six embassies abroad: in Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and the United States. The principality's permanent mission to the United Nations in New York also serves as its embassy to Canada, Mexico and the United States.
France and Spain have embassies in Andorra.
Foreign affairs are supervised by the Ministry of External Affairs (Catalan: Ministeri d'Afers Exteriors).
On request, a souvenir passport stamp can be obtained at the border.
Andorra is a full member of the United Nations (UN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Criminal Court (ICC), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), International Red Cross, Universal Copyright Convention, Council of Europe, World Tourism Organization, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Customs Cooperation Council (CCC), and Interpol. Since 1991, Andorra has had a special agreement with the European Union.
Disputes - international: none
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Andorra has had a customs union with the European Union (EU) since 1991, though it excludes agricultural produce. Andorra also maintains its border controls by staying outside of Schengen, though citizens holding a Schengen visa can usually enter. Andorra has a monetary agreement with the EU, allowing it to make the euro its official currency, and permitting it to issue euro coins.
|Albania||15 February 1996||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on 15 February 1996.
|Armenia||18 November 2003||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on 18 November 2003.
|Burundi||30 May 2007||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 30, 2007.
|Cape Verde||30 June 2006||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 30, 2006.
Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 20, 2011.
|France||3 June 1993|
|Iceland||3 August 1995||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on August 3, 1995.
Both countries established diplomatic relations on October, 1995.
|Kosovo||14 September 2011||
On 8 June 2011, Andorra became the 76th member state of the United Nations to recognise the independence of Kosovo.[a] The Kosovo Minister of Foreign Affairs stated that the two countries would form diplomatic relations very shortly. Previously, in 2008, Andorra was hesitant to recognise the Republic of Kosovo's independence due to a possible precedent in the region and due to pressure from Spain. Andorra and Kosovo established diplomatic relations on 14 September 2011.
Both countries established diplomatic relations on July 31, 2009.
|Mexico||5 May 1995|
Both countries established diplomatic relations on 19 May 2008.
Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 16, 2013.
|Portugal||22 December 1994|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||2010||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 April 2010.
|Sao Tome and Principe||2009||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 27, 2009.
|Serbia||1 June 2007||
Both countries established diplomatic relations in 2007.
|South Korea||23 February 1995||
The Republic of Korea and Principality of Andorra were established diplomatic relations on 23 February 1995.
|Spain||3 June 1993|
|Tajikistan||9 November 2007||
|United States||21 February 1995||
The United States established diplomatic relations with Andorra on 21 February 1995. The then-Permanent Representative of Andorra to the United Nations, Carles Font-Rossell, was accredited as Andorra's first Ambassador to the United States as of 14 March 2008.
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.|