Relations with Georgia are traditionally friendly and good, based on religious, cultural and historical proximity. Political dialogue has been intensified during the last three years.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia at the time M. Gojković attended the ceremonial inauguration of the President of Georgia S. Zоurabichvili in Tbilisi, on 16 December 2018.
Prime Minister A. Brnabić took part in the 5th OGP Summit (Open Government Partnership Summit) in Tbilisi on 17—18 July 2018. During the visit she met the President at the time G. Margvelashvili, Prime Minister M. Bakhtadze and Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia I. Kobakhidze.
The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić conducted an official visit to Tbilisi on 24 April 2019, and on this occasion, in addition to a meeting with the host, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia D. Zalkaliani, also held meetings with the President S. Zourabichvili, the Prime Minister at the time M. Bakhtadze and Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia G. Volski.
Serbian-Georgian ties were already strong during the early 20th century. A representative of the Georgian royal dynasty, Teymuraz Bagration-Mukhraneli, served in the Yugoslav Royal Army during the 1930s, and was also employed at the National Bank of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. After World War II, T. B. Mukhraneli was referred, as a Yugoslav diplomat, to serve in Paris, then London and Geneva. The wife of Teymuraz Bagration-Mukhraneli was Katarina Račić, the granddaughter of Nikola Pašić.
There is mutual interest and room for improving economic cooperation.
In 2021 trade in goods amounted to 59.557 million USD (50.900 million euros), with exports amounting to 59.164 million USD (50.558 million euros) and imports to 393 thousand euros. The total foreign trade exchange in 2020 amounted to 5.186 million euros, with exports by the Republic of Serbia accounting for 5.036 million euros (a decrease in exports by 26.66% compared to 2019), and imports for 150 thousand euros (a decrease in imports by 76.82% in compared to 2019). The total foreign trade exchange in 2019 amounted to 7.514 million euros, with exports by the Republic of Serbia accounting for 6.867 million euros, and imports for 647 thousand euros (an increase in imports to Serbia by 710% compared to 2018).
Export products from Serbia included: Tigar car tires, barrels, pyrotechnics, cigarettes, medicines, corn, saplings. The main Georgian export products included: ores, wine, water and fruit, while nearly everything else is being imported.
A total of 11 bilateral agreements have been signed to date between the Republic of Serbia and Georgia, the most significant being:
- Agreement on the avoidance of double taxation regarding income and property tax, and
- Agreement on eliminating visas for holders of ordinary passports.
The signing of several interstate agreements with the Georgian side is planned for the forthcoming period.
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Kiev: http://www.kiev.mfa.gov.rs/
Embassy of Georgia in Athens: http://greece.mfa.gov.ge
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Department for Russia and Eurasia, tel. +381 11 306-8349; firstname.lastname@example.org