Official name
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Pyongyang
Head of State
Kim Jong-un
Prime Minister
Kim Tok Hun
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ri Son-gwon
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
30 October 1948

Political relations

Although relations are traditionally friendly, political dialogue is poorly developed. Bilateral cooperation has not been developed in recent years, which is a significant reason for the international position of DPR Korea.

 

Economic relations

Economic cooperation is reduced to a modest exchange of goods. In 2020, goods worth two thousand euros were imported from DPR Korea, and there were no exports from the Republic of Serbia to DPR Korea.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Agreement between the Government of the SFRY and the Government of the DPR Korea on cooperation in the field of health, medical science and pharmacy, signed on 20 February 1978, published in International Treaties No. 14/1979.
  • Agreement on mutual abolition of visas between the SFRY and the DPR Korea for citizens of the two countries holding ordinary passports when traveling for business purposes, signed on 4 March 1982, published in International Treaties No.11 / 1984.
  • Agreement between the Federal Government of the FRY and the Government of the DPR of Korea on mutual encouragement and protection of investments, signed on 26 August 1998, published in The Official Gazette FRY, International Treaties No.1 / 99.
  • Agreement between the Federal Government of the FRY and the Government of the DPR of Korea on the avoidance of double taxation in relation to income and property taxes, signed on 25 December 2000, published in The Official Gazette FRY, International Treaties No.1 / 01

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing (China) covers DPR Korea on a non-residential basis: http://www.beijing.mfa.gov.rs.

The Embassy of DPR Korea in Bucharest (Romania) covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis: http://www.mae.ro/en/foreign-missions/3510#769.

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department for Asia, Australia and Pacific (DAAP); tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 345; e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs.