Belarus–Serbia relations

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Belarus–Serbia relations
Map indicating locations of Belarus and Serbia

Belarus

Serbia

Belarus–Serbia relations are foreign relations between Belarus and Serbia. On December 31, 1991, SFR Yugoslavia recognized Belarus by the decision on the recognition of the former republics of the USSR. Diplomatic relations between Belarus and FR Yugoslavia were established on November 15, 1994 and at the ambassadorial level in 1996.[citation needed]

Belarus has an embassy in Belgrade. Serbia has an embassy in Minsk.

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The important stimulus for closer economic and cultural cooperation, and also for the development of tourism, is the visa-free regime which has been in force between Belarus and Serbia since 2000.

Deep mutual understanding and close cooperation in the field of culture have confirmed successfully carried Days of culture of Belarus in Serbia in 2005. Days of culture of Serbia were held in Belarus in 2007. Serbian artists regularly take part in Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk and have won three Grand Prix awards in 1997, 1999 and 2002. Days of the Serbian cinema were held in Minsk in 2006 with record attendance.[citation needed]

The contract-legal basis of cooperation of Belarus and Serbia includes 20 signed agreements which cover almost all areas of bilateral interests.

I know Serbia wonderfully. I was there more than once. I know the history and sentiments of the people of Serbia. After all, Serbia originated in Kosovo. In Kosovo, there are Serbian sacred sites.

Alexander Lukashenko, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2008)[1]

Trade[edit]

In 2006, Belarusian exports to Serbia were tractors, potash fertilizers, salt, ferrous metal twisted wires and cotton fabric. Serbian exports to Belarus were pipes, rubber hoses and sleeves, synthetic polymer paints and varnishes, rough-grinding machine tools, honing machines, modular machines for metal processing. Belarus and Serbia signed a free trade agreement in 2009.[2][3]

Period Belarusian export Serbian export
2002 16.4 million USD 7.6 million USD
2003 17.2 4.8
2004 27.4 7.7
2005 35.1 12.3
2006 16.6 20.9
2007 32.7 21.2
2008 41.4 23.4

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