Official name
PEOPLE’ DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Algiers
Head of State
Abdelmadjid Tebboune
Prime Minister
Abdelaziz Djerad
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sabri Boukadoum
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
1962

Political relations

Political relations are traditionally very good and friendly. They are characterized by regular contacts of officials, as well as mutual support in international organizations. Visits by officials of the two countries are regularly exchanged. Former President of the Republic of Serbia T. Nikolić paid an official visit to Algeria in May 2016. The visit of the Algerian MFA was in March 2018. Return visit of the then President of the RS National Assembly M. Gojković was in Algeria in May 2015.

Economic relations

Economic relations between the two countries mainly take place through trade, where the Republic of Serbia has a marked surplus.

In 2020 our exports amounted to 188,315,000 euros and our imports amounted to 475,000 euros. In 2019, trade amounted to 70.632.000 euros, of which 70.237.000 euros in exports and 395.000 euros in imports (Republic of Serbia mostly exported weapons and military equipment, cigarettes and tobacco), and in the period January – November 2020, 179.145.000 euros of exports were realised and 465.000 euros in imports.

Opportunities for strengthening cooperation are in the following areas: agriculture, industry, especially pharmaceuticals and food, construction, mining and energy (petrochemistry), health, tourism and information and communication technologies.

Bilateral agreements

- Agreement on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Effective date: 29 December 1983.

- Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and official passports.

Effective date: 26 May 2012.

- Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on mutual encouragement and protection of investments.

Effective date: 25 November 2013.

Contacts:

Link of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Algiers http://www.alger.mfa.gov.rs.

Link of the Embassy of Algeria in the Republic of Serbia http://www.ambalgserbia.rs.

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department of Africa and Middle East (DAME); tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 254; e-mail: ozabi@mfa.rs.