Official name
REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS
Form of government
Presidential Republic
Capital
Nicosia
Head of State
Nicos Anastasiades
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nikos Christodoulidis
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
7 October 1960

Political relations

Bilateral relations with Cyprus are developed and intensive with continuous political dialogue at all levels. The Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Selaković paid an official visit to Nicosia on 11 and 12 December 2020. During 2018, the Second Joint Session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus was held in Nicosia presided by the President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vučić and the President of the Republic of Cyprus N. Anastasiades. In May 2018, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, N. Anastasiades, paid an official visit to the Republic of Serbia.

 

Economic relations

In the period January−December 2020, the exchange of goods between Serbia and Cyprus amounted to 58.3 million euros, whereof export accounted for 53.7 million euros and imports for 4.5 million euros. In 2019, the total exchange of goods amounted to 45.55 million euros. Serbia's export accounted for 40.75 million euros and import for 4.7 million euros.

In the first two quarters of 2020, the inflow of investments from the Republic of Cyprus amounted to 45 million euros, and the Republic of Cyprus ranked 9 in the list of countries with the largest investments into Serbia.

 

Bilateral agreements

There are 30 agreements in effect, whereof we would single out the following:

Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Cyprus on Legal Aid in Civil and Criminal matters (signed on 19 September 1984).

Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Socialist Federal Republic of Serbia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect of Taxes on Income and on Capital (signed on 29 June 1985).

Convention between Serbia and Montenegro and the Republic of Cyprus on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments Serbia (signed on 21 July 2005).

Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism between the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus (signed on 23 February 2009).

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on cooperation in the Field of Defence (signed on 10 February 2010).

 

Contact information

Embassy the Republic of Serbia in Nicosia (Cyprus): http://www.nicosia.mfa.gov.rs

Embassy the Republic of Cyprus in Belgrade : www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/embassies/Embassy_Belgrade.nsf

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department for Neighbouring and Southeast European Countries; Telephone:  00 381 (0) 11 306 8280; E-mail: osz@mfa.rs