Official name
Republic of the Philippines
Form of government
Parliamentary republic
Capital
Manila
Head of State
Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
1972

Political relations

Political relations between Serbia and the Philippines are traditionally good and friendly, although insufficiently politically developed.

The last highest-level meeting was held in September 2014, when the presidents at the time T. Nikolić and B. Aquino met in New York on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN GA.

 

Economic relations

Trade in goods between Serbia and the Philippines during 2020 amounted to 27.24 million euros (3.47 million in exports), while trade in goods in 2019 amounted to 20.42 million euros, with exports from Serbia accounting for 2.45 million euros.

The Filipino company “IMI”, operating under the global company “Ayala” has opened a factory on 29 September 2018 in Niška Banja for manufacturing fine electronics for cars. The factory, built on 14,000 square metres, will employ approximately 1,250 workers by 2027, including 500 engineers. The opening of the factory was attended by the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and Director of IMI Gilles Bernard.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Agreement on establishing diplomatic relations with the Philippines - Exchange of Notes (signed on 13. 1972)
  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of culture between the Government of SFRY and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (signed on 14/09/1977.)
  • Trade Agreement between the FEC of the Assembly of SFRY and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (signed on 7 June 1987; The Official Gazette of SFRY, International Agreements, No. 1/87)
  • Memorandum of agreement on establishing a joint Yugoslav-Filipino commission for trade, economic and scientific and technical cooperation between the FEC of the Assembly of SFRY and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, signed on 28 March 1988 (The Official Gazette of SFRY, No. 8/91)

 

Contact information

Link to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta, covering the Republic of the Philippines on a non-residential basis: http://www.jakarta.mfa.gov.rs

The Republic of the Philippines covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis from its embassy in Budapest (Hungary): https://budapestpe.dfa.gov.ph/

Contact at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department for Asia, Australia and the Pacific, Tel: +381 11 306 8345, e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs