Bilateral relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are traditionally good and friendly. They are characterised by mutual understanding and mutual interest in improving bilateral cooperation in numerous areas.
President of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Aleksandar Vučić met DSR PR Sri Lanka H.E. Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on November 1, 2021 in Glazgow, on the side-lines of Climate Summit.
The then First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić, visited Sri Lanka on 7–8 May 2018, on which occasion he had meetings with the then Sri Lankan officials: Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. This was the first visit to Sri Lanka at this level after a two-decade gap.
According to the Serbian Bureau of Statistics, from January through October 2021, trade exchange between the Republic of Serbia and DSR Sri Lanka amounted the value of 6,756 million euros (with Serbian export being 481.000 euros and import 6,275 million euros).
During 2020, trade between the Republic of Serbia and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka amounted to 6.21 million euros, with domestic exports amounting to 359,000 euros, and imports from Sri Lanka to 5.85 million euros.
The total trade in 2019 amounted to 6.44 million euros, of which domestic exports to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka amounted to 204,000 euros, while imports from this country reached 6.24 million euros.
- Trade Agreement, signed on 30 July 1953. (The Official Gazette No. 1/1955, Appendix No. 20/55 − Collection of Agreements),
- Agreement between the SFRY and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital, signed on 7 May 1985 (The Official Gazette of the SFRY - International Treaties No. 4/86),
- Agreement on Air Traffic between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, signed on 8 May 2018 (The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia - International Treaties No. 2/2019).
The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi covers the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on a non-residential basis: http://www.newdelhi.mfa.gov.rs/.
The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Vienna covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis: https://www.srilankaembassy.at/.
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