Official name
STATE OF ISRAEL
Form of government
Republic
Head of State
Reuven Rivlin
Prime Minister
Naftali Bennett
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Yair Lapid
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
Diplomatic relations were established in 1948 (and discontinued from 1967 to 1991, when they were officially renewed).

Political relations

Relations with Israel were developed on the basis of the historically close ties of the Serbian and Jewish peoples, and the common victimisation in World War Two.

Political relations are good and friendly.

On 26 July 2018, the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited Serbia.

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, participated in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on 23 January 2020, and met with the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.

 

Economic relations

In 2020, the value of export from Serbia was 38,297 million euros, and the value of import 33,949 thousand euros.

Economic relations are successfully developing, and are focused on real estate, with good prospects in agriculture, IT sector and ecology. There are new prospects for a stronger cooperation in the field of defence, science and new technologies.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Agreement on Cultural, Educational and Scientific Cooperation between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the State of Israel. Entry into force: 27 July 2001;
  • Agreement between Serbia and Montenegro and the State of Israel on the mutual promotion and protection of investments. Entry into force: 7 February 2006;
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel on trade and economic cooperation. Entry into force: 1 July 2009;
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel on cooperation in the field of agriculture. Entry into force: 16 June 2010;
  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel for the  Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Tax Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income. Entry into force: 15/10/2019.

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the State of Israel: www.telaviv.mfa.gov.rs 

Embassy of the State of Israel in Serbia:

https://embassies.gov.il/beograd/Pages/default.aspx 

Contact information for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department for Africa and Middle East, phone: +381 11 3068254, e-mail: ozabi@mfa.rs