On Monday Belize officially established diplomatic relations with Andorra, an independent European microstate situated between France and Spain. The diplomatic relationship was officially instituted following the signing of an official Protocol. It is expected that mutual cooperation and friendship between Belize and Andorra will be enhanced as bilateral cooperation, including tourism, will be explored. Andorra is significantly smaller than Belize. A 2017 estimation puts its population at 73, 000. Its area is 180 square miles.