Official name
Hellenic Republic
Form of government
Parliamentary republic
Capital
Athens
Head of State
Katerina Sakellaropoulou
Prime Minister
Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nikos Dendias
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
18. January 1879.

 

Political relations

Bilateral relations are developed and meaningful, with an intensive and continuous political dialogue. The relations were improved and raised to a higher level in 2019 when the Joint Declaration on establishing a strategic partnership between the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Greece was signed in Athens. During the same year an official visit was conducted by the President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vučić to the Republic of Greece, based on an invitation by the President of the Republic of Greece P. Pavlopoulos. The President of Greece P. Pavlopoulos was on an official visit to Belgrade in October 2017. DPM and MFA I. Dačić was on an official visit to Greece on 12 June 2020. The MFA of the Republic of Greece N. Dendias was on an official visit to the Republic of Serbia on 14 November 2019. The third meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council of Serbia and Greece was held on 11 December 2019.

 

Economic relations

During the period January-November 2020, trade in goods between Serbia and Greece amounted to 435.9 million euros, with exports amounting to 166.3 million euros and imports to 270.5 million euros. During 2019 the total trade in goods amounted to 484.76 million euros, with exports amounting to 178.95 million euros and imports to 305.81 million euros.

Greece remains one of the largest investors in Serbia (around 2.2 billion euros in investments). The areas where Greece is present include banking, energy, real-estate, hotels, cement manufacture, etc.

 

Bilateral agreements

There are 49 bilateral agreements in force, notably:

Agreement between the Federal Government of the Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Hellenic Republic on mutual incentives and protection of investments, signed on 25 June 1997,

Agreement between FRY and the Hellenic Republic on the avoidance of double taxation regarding taxes and property, signed on 25 June 1997,

Agreement between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Hellenic Republic on economic and technical cooperation, signed on 09 May 2002,

Agreement on cooperation in the field of defence between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Hellenic Republic, signed on 09 November 2006,

Joint Declaration on the establishment of a strategic partnership between the Republic of Serbia and the Hellenic Republic, signed on 11 December 2019.

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Athens: http://www.athens.mfa.gov.rs

Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Belgrade: https://www.mfa.gr/serbia/sr/the-embassy/

Department for Neighbouring Countries and South-Eastern European Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia: Tel. +381 11 306 8280, e-mail: osz@mfa.rs