Ethiopia–Serbia relations

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Ethiopia–Serbia relations
Map indicating locations of Ethiopia and Serbia



Ethiopia–Serbia relations are bilateral ties between Ethiopia and Serbia.


Yugoslavia-Ethiopia relations[edit]

The former state of Yugoslavia maintained diplomatic ties with Ethiopia and shared membership of the NAM bloc. Josip Broz Tito granted Haile Selassie I the title of honorary citizen of the city of Belgrade.[1] The first vessel of the Ethiopian Navy was a gift from Yugoslavia, and as a sign of thanks Marshal Tito was given a villa in Addis Ababa which is now the Serbian Embassy.[2]

Contemporary relations[edit]

On January 27, 2012, after travelling to Addis Ababa in order to reaffirm Ethiopia's stance on Kosovo regarding Serbia, Vuk Jeremić and Haile Mariam signed a memorandum of understanding between the two nations' ministries of foreign affairs.[3]


In March 2011, as a result of a meeting between Serbian manufacturer IMR-Industrija motora Rakovica announced it would begin exporting tractor frames and motors to Ethiopia for assembly.[4] The first of the partially assembled tractors from Rakovica arrived in Ethiopia in May 2011.[5]

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