Official name
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Bratislava
Head of State
Zuzana Čaputová
Prime Minister
Eduard Heger
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ivan Korčok
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
In 1918.

Political relations

Bilateral relations are particularly good and meaningful. The two countries are pursuing an intensive and continuous political dialogue at all levels.The Slovak national minority in Serbia, as well as the Serbian national minority in Slovakia, contribute to the relations between the two countries.
Тhe Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok visited Serbia on 8 February 2021. The Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić visited Slovakia in December 2018. Former Speaker of the Slovak Parliament A. Danko visited Serbia in June 2018. Former Prime Minister of Slovakia P. Pellegrini visited Serbia in May 2019. The former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Miroslav Lajčák visited Serbia in June 2019.
Slovakia and Serbia are linked by traditionally friendly relations and the closeness of the two peoples in the common geopolitical and cultural-historical space of Europe. At the turning points of their historical struggle for freedom and independence during the 20th century, the two countries found support in each other, and their peoples returned friendship and support.

 

Economic relations

There is mutual interest and space for improving economic cooperation. In 2020, the total volume of foreign trade amounted to 545,2 million euros, of which domestic exports were 301,7 million euros, and imports 243,5 million euros. In 2019 the total volume of foreign trade amounted to 640.6 million euros. Exports amounted to 383.5 million euros, while the value of imports amounted to 257.1 million euros. According to the data from the NBS, the state of foreign investments from the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Serbia from 2010. up to 2020. amounted to 43.1 million euros. In 2019, the net inflow in the amount of 9.3 million euros were recorded, while in 2020, withdrawal of Slovak investments in the amount of 6.0 million euros was recorded. AquaTherm Invest a.s. built a tourist-recreational complex (aqua park) Petroland in Bački Petrovac (the greenfield investment value according to RAS data is around 21 million euros). Tatravagonka a.s. Poprad bought factory dealing with designing, production and repairing of freight wagons Bratstvo a.d. Subotica(according to RAS data, the value of the investment is 11 million euros); the company places its products and services on foreign markets in addition to the domestic market. 

 

Bilateral agreements

There are 68 bilateral agreements in force, some of which are as follows:

Agreement between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on Mutual Investment Protection and Promotion (30 January 1996, The Official Gazette of the FRY—IT No. 4/96);
Convention between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Slovak Republic for the Avoidance of Double Taxation in Respect of Taxes on Income and on Capital (26 February 2001, The Official Gazette of the FRY—IT No. 4/01);

Agreement between the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro and the Government of the Slovak Republic on  the Amendments to the Agreement Between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on  Mutual  Investment Protection and Promotion (11 August 2004, The Official Gazette—IT No. 6/2005 of 1 July 2005)
Agreement between the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro and the Government of the Slovak Republic on Economic Cooperation (5 October 2005, The Official Gazette—IT No. 14/05);

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on the Regulation of the Debt of the Republic of Serbia to the Slovak Republic (30 May 2019, The Official Gazette—IT No. 10 of 27 December 2019).

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bratislava http://www.bratislava.mfa.gov.rs/  

Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgrade https://www.mzv.sk/web/belehrad_sr 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Department for Europe, tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 326, 30 68 274, e-mail: oev@mfa.rs