Official name
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Bissau
Head of State
Umaro Sissoco Embaló
Prime Minister
Nuno Gomes Nabiam
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Suzi Barbosa
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
1975

Political relations

On 4 May 2017 the Government of the Republic of Serbia established 25 May as the Day of Friendship with the Peoples of Africa.

Friendly relations date back to the time when PAIGC fought for independence from Portugal. Yugoslavia, as part of its policy of supporting liberation movements, wholeheartedly supported the struggle of the people of Guinea Bissau (at the time in the same unit as Cabo Verde), and there was also ideological solidarity, considering the socialist alignment of this party.

Political contact has been renewed through the visit of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time Ivica Dačić to Guinea Bissau in December 2017. The Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau at the time Umaro Sissoco Embaló visited Serbia in 2017.

 

Economic relations

There was no registered trade exchange in 2019 nor in 2020.

 

Bilateral agreements

Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Government of SFRY and Government of Guinea Bissau, date of coming into force: 6 February 1978.

Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Government of SFR Yugoslavia and Government of Guinea Bissau, date of coming into force: 26 December 1980.

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Algeria covering the Republic of Guinea Bissau on a non-residential basis: http://alger.mfa.gov.rs/cir/

Embassy of the Republic of Guinea Bissau in Belgium covering the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis.

Contact at the MFA: Department for Africa and the Middle East, tel. +381 11 306-8254, e-mail: ozabi@mfa.rs