Official name
Republic of Estonia
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Tallinn
Head of State
Alar Karis
Prime Minister
Kaja Kallas
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Urmas Reinsalu
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
2001.

 

Political relations 

Bilateral relations are good. Both sides expressed interest in cooperation in the field of e-government development in the Republic of Serbia (Estonia is a leader in the field of digitalization). 

Serbian MFA N. Selaković had a meeting with the Estonian MFA E.M. Limeets on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021. On that occasion, opinions were exchanged on bilateral cooperation, the process of European integration of R. of Serbia, the situation in Kosovo and Metohija and in the region. Former Estonian MFA Sven Mikser visited the Republic of Serbia on April 25, 2017. 

Economic relations 

Foreign trade is modest, with a deficit on our side. In 2020 trade amounted to 18.80 mil. euros (exports 7.86 million euros and imports 10.94 million euros). There is potential for the development of cooperation in the field of information technology. Two Estonian companies have opened their regional offices in Belgrade: Civita - a consulting company and Nortal - a strategic use of high technology. The E-Governance Academy also has a representative office in Belgrade.

 

Bilateral agreements

There are six bilateral agreements in force, with the following being of particular importance:

  • Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and Estonia on the avoidance of double taxation regarding income tax,
  • Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Republic of Estonia on the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the European Community on the readmission of illegal residents,
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Estonia,
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Estonia on cooperation in the field of education, culture and sports. 

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki: http://www.helsinki.mfa.gov.rs/

Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Budapest: https://budapest.mfa.ee/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia: Department for Europe, +381 11 306 8326, oev@mfa.rs