Official name
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN
Form of government
Presidential republic
Capital
Kabul
Head of State
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Prime Minister
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mohammad Haneef Atmar
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
30 December 1954

Political relations

Political relations and dialogue between the Republic of Serbia and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan have the potential for improvement in various areas.
The delegation of Afghanistan at the 141st session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrade, 13 – 17 October 2019, was led by R. Rahmani, Speaker of the House of the People, the lower house of the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The last meeting on the side-lines of multilateral gatherings at the level of foreign ministers was between the then Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia V. Jeremić and the then Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Z. Rasul, in May 2012, during a ministerial meeting of the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement in Egypt.

 

Economic relations

Trade between the Republic of Serbia and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is small in scale. During 2020, exports from Serbia were 2.93  million euros, while imports from Afghanistan were 12.000 euros.
In 2019, the total trade was realised in the amount of 17.245 million euros, of which domestic exports were 17.24 million euros, and imports 5.000 euros.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Friendship Agreement, signed on 30 December 1954 (The Official Gazette No. 8/1955, Appendix No. 20/1956 − Collection of Agreements of the FPRY);
  • Payments Agreement, signed on 30 December 1959 (The Official Gazette No. 12/1960, Appendix No. 12/1960 − Collection of Agreements of the FPRY);
  • Agreement on Economic Cooperation, signed on 13 July 1968 (The Official Gazette No. 36/70 − section International Treaties and Other Agreements);
  • Trade Agreement, signed on 11 June 1975 (International Treaties No. 2/80).

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi (India) covers the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on a non-residential basis, http://www.newdelhi.mfa.gov.rs/.
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Sofia (Bulgaria) covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis, https://www.sofia.mfa.af.
Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Department for Asia, Australia and Pacific (DAAP), tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 345, e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs.