Serbia–Venezuela relations

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Serbian–Venezuelan relations
Map indicating locations of Serbia and Venezuela

Serbia

Venezuela

Serbia–Venezuela relations are foreign relations between Serbia and Venezuela. Serbia is represented in Venezuela through its embassy in Brasília (Brazil). Venezuela is represented in Serbia through its embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Agreements[edit]

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Vuk Jeremić and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro signed two cooperation agreements on political and educational aspects,[1] and agribusiness and energy projects[2] in 2010.

Bosnia[edit]

In 1993, during the Bosnian War, Venezuela was a member of the United Nations Security Council, and argued strongly for, and voted to impose sanctions on Serbia and Montenegro over their support for Bosnian Serbs in battles with Bosnian Croats around Srebrenica.[3][4]

Kosovo[edit]

After the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that Venezuela does not recognise Kosovo's independence on the grounds that it has been achieved through U.S. pressure and criticised a recent political movement calling out for a more autonomous Zulia state. He said "This cannot be accepted. It's a very dangerous precedent for the entire world."[5] On 24 March 2008, Chavez accused Washington of trying to "weaken Russia" by supporting independence for Kosovo. He called Kosovo's new leader, Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi, a "terrorist" put in power by the U.S. and noted that the former rebel leader's nom de guerre was "The Snake".[6] Chavez had strongly opposed the NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999 when he first became president. As of 2010, Venezuelan diplomats continued to offer their support to Serbia in "their struggle against separatism".[2]

Cultural and sporting relations[edit]

Serbia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has sponsored cultural relations such as volleyball matches between Serbia and Venezuela.[7]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Serbia profundiza relaciones con Venezuela, 8 July 2010
  2. ^ a b "Aprueban Venezuela y Serbia cooperación energética y alimentaria". People's Daily Online (in Spanish). Xinhua. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Paul (18 April 1993). "Struggle in the Balkans; U.N., With Abstention by Russia, Tightens Its Sanctions on Belgrade". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Paul (14 April 1993). "U.N. Appeals for More Funds To Relieve Hunger in Bosnia". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Venezuela's Chavez won't recognize independent Kosovo
  6. ^ Chavez: U.S. encouraging Tibet violence
  7. ^ Official Website of the Serbian Government 08.07.2008. | Саопштења министарстава. МУП снима учеснике одбојкашке утакмице између Србије и Венецуеле Београд, 8. јул 2008. године – Министарство унутрашњих послова Владе Републике Србије саопштило је да ће, .."

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