Argentina–Serbia relations

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Map indicating locations of Argentina and Serbia

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Argentina - Serbia relations are foreign relations between Serbia and Argentina. Diplomatic relations between Serbia and Argentina existed before the Second World War and were restored by SFR Yugoslavia in 1946. Serbia has an embassy in Buenos Aires and Argentina has an embassy in Belgrade.[1]

Argentine position on Kosovo[edit]

In 2008, after the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija unilaterally declared independence as a Republic of Kosovo, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana said "if we were to recognise Kosovo, which has declared its independence unilaterally, without an agreement with Serbia, we would set a dangerous precedent that would seriously threaten our chances of a political settlement in the case of the Falkland Islands". Argentina will not recognize also because it "supports the principle of territorial integrity". Additionally, he stressed that the 1999 UN Resolution 1244 called for the mutual agreement of all parties to solve the dispute. He said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would not give any official statement on the issue, reiterating that there would be no recognition of Kosovo.[2][3]

Drug busts[edit]

In November 2009, Argentine Police arrested 5 Serbian drug couriers and seized their 492 kilograms of cocaine in Buenos Aires.[4] On 31 October 2009, Serbian police arrested over 500 people in the biggest ever anti-drug operation carried out in Serbia.[4][5] Many of the drugs had passed through Argentina as well as other South American and European nations before being smuggled into Serbian borders.[4]

Visits[edit]

On April 14, 2008 Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremić visited Argentina, and agreed with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana, on a series of joint steps within international multilateral institutions related to Serbia's diplomatic approach to Kosovo. Argentina will support the initiative of Serbia within the UN General Assembly to ask the opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of recognising Kosovo’s unilateral independence and will actively advocate that this initiative is supported by Latin America countries and within the Non-Aligned Movement and Mercosur. During the visit it was agreed that Taiana will visit Belgrade in June and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2009.[6]

Bilateral treaties[edit]

Dates Treaty City Ratification
October 8, 1928 Convention on reciprocity in the payment of compensation for industrial accidents Buenos Aires January 9, 1935
September 19, 1946 Agreement establishing diplomatic and trade relations Buenos Aires September 19, 1946
June 19, 1965 Commercial Agreement Buenos Aires May 10, 1967
July 19, 1974 Draft Agreement on Economic Cooperation Buenos Aires
September 21, 1977 Final Act of the II Meeting of the Joint Argentine-Yugoslav Commission Belgrade
September 21, 1977 Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation Belgrade August 10, 1979
September 21, 1977 Convention on Economic and Technical Cooperation Belgrade November 3, 1978
August 4, 1981 Agreement on abolishing visas for diplomatic and official passports Belgrade August 31, 1981
October 26, 1987 Agreement on abolishing visas for ordinary passports Buenos Aires October 16, 1988
October 27, 1987 Veterinary and Sanitary Agreement Buenos Aires June 27, 1988
October 27, 1987 Convention on Cultural Cooperation Buenos Aires June 20, 1996

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