Official name
REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Baku
Head of State
Ilham Aliyev
Prime Minister
Ali Asadov
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Jeyhun Bayramov
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
21 August 1997

Political relations

Traditionally friendly and good bilateral relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan have been further enhanced by the signing of the Declaration on Friendly Relations and Strategic Partnership (8 February 2013) and the Joint Action Plan on Strategic Partnership (21 May 2018).

At the invitation of President I. Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vučić paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan on 21 – 22 May 2018. The then First Deputy Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia, I. Dačić, participated in the Ministerial Conference of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, in Baku 25 – 26 October 2019 and on that occasion talked with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. Aliyev and the then Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan R. Mammadyarov.

 

Economic relations

In 2020, trade amounted to a total of 20 million euros, of which Serbian exports amounted to 17.9 million euros, and imports 2,1 million euros. In 2019, the volume of foreign trade amounted to 7.88 million US dollars, of which Serbian exports amounted to 7.52 million USD, and imports from the Republic of Azerbaijan 356.000 US dollars.

The most intensive cooperation with the Republic of Azerbaijan is in the field of road infrastructure, and the most important project is the construction of the Ljig—Preljina section on Corridor 11 (total length of 40.4km), where the main contractor was the Azerbaijani company AzVirt. Cooperation with the Azerbaijani company AzVirt continued on the new project of construction of the highway Ruma—Šabac (22km) and the fast road Šabac—Loznica (55km).

 

Bilateral agreements

37 international bilateral agreements have been concluded between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Azerbaijan. By importance, the following stand out:

  • Declaration on friendly relations and strategic partnership;
  • Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation;
  • Agreement on Encouragement and Mutual Protection of Investments;
  • Agreement on International Road Transport.

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Baku: http://www.baku.mfa.gov.rs/cir/

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Belgrade: https://belgrade.mfa.gov.az/rs. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Department for Russia and Eurasia (DRE)

tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 349; e-mail: orev@mfa.rs.