Italy–Serbia relations

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Italian-Serbian relations
Map indicating locations of Italy and Serbia



Italian-Serbian relations are foreign relations between Italy and Serbia. Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1879. Italy has an embassy in Belgrade. Serbia has an embassy in Rome and 2 general consulates (in Milan and Trieste).

There are around 55,000 people of Serbian descent living in Italy.


A US F-117 Nighthawk before taking off from Aviano Air Base, Italy, in March 1999 as part of NATO operations against Yugoslavia

Relations between Italy and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia-Montenegro) under Slobodan Milosevic's rule were cold but nevertheless continued. The Italian government bought shares in Telekom Serbia, but also took part in the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

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