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.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Selaković met with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia M. Klus on the sidelines of the 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe on 19-20 May 2022 in Turin. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Slovakia R. Sulik visited Serbia on 8 October 2021. The Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Selaković visited Slovakia on 28 and 29 October 2021. Тhe Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok visited Serbia on 8 February 2021. Тhe State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic I. Brockova visited Serbia on 26 and 27 April 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.
There is mutual interest and space for improving economic cooperation.
In 2021, the total volume of foreign trade amounted to 792.9 million euros, of which domestic exports were 442.3 million euros, and imports 350.6 million euros. In 2020, the 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.
According to the data from the NBS, in the period from 2010 to 2020 and in the first half of 2021, inflows from Slovak residents' investments to the Republic of Serbia amounted to 60.1 million euros.
Aqua Therm 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.
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org