Bilateral relations with Finland are characterized by a positive trend in the development of political dialogue and good cooperation, except for the Finish recognition of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence.
President of Serbia A. Vučić had a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Finland S. Marin on the sidelines of the European Political Community meeting in Prague, on October 6, 2022.
On the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial meeting in Skopje on November 30, 2023, First Deputy Prime Minister and MFA of Serbia I. Dačić had a meeting with the MFA of Finland E. Valtonen.
The former Finnish MFA P. Havisto visited Belgrade on October 1, 2019. Together with the former MFA I. Dačić, they opened the exhibition "Belgrade - Helsinki, 90 years of diplomatic relations" in the Archive of Yugoslavia. Former MFA T. Soini visited Belgrade (joint visit with the MFA of Sweden on October 10, 2017), and led the Finnish delegation at the OSCE Ministerial Conference in Belgrade in 2015, when he had a meeting with the former MFA I. Dačić.
Economic cooperation between Serbia and Finland is insufficiently developed, with a small volume of trade, with a deficit on our side. In 2022, the total trade exchange amounted to 269.3 million of euros, which is an increase of 32.1% compared to 2021. The value of exports was 121.3 million of euros, and imports amounted to 147.9 million of euros. In 2021, the total exchange of goods amounted to 203.87 million euros. So far, Finnish investments in our economy have reached the amount of about 68 million euros, to which we should definitely add the co-investment worth 100 million euros of the Taaleri fund in the electrical industry (Windpark).
There are 7 bilateral agreements in force, of which the following have special importance:
- Agreement between the SFRY and the Republic of Finland on the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital;
- Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Republic of Finland on Transportation in International Carriage by Road;
- Trade Agreement between the Federal Executive Council of the SFRY Assembly and the Government of the Republic of Finland;
- Agreement between the Ministry of Interior and the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Finland on Police Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Crime.
The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Helsinki (Finland): www.helsinki.mfa.gov.rs.
The Embassy of the Republic of Finland in Belgrade (Serbia): https://finlandabroad.fi/web/srb/frontpage.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Department for Europe: tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 326, e-mail: email@example.com.