Official name
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Form of government
Federation of seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah)
Capital
Abu Dhabi
Head of State
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
21 March 2007

Political relations

Political relations are very good and developed.

The President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vučić visited Abu Dhabi on 11 December 2018. At the invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, heir to the throne of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, addressed to the President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vučić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia A. Brnabić, as his special envoy, participated in the opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi Week for Sustainability and the award ceremony Zayd Awards for Sustainability, held in Abu Dhabi, on 10 – 14 January 2020. Former First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs I. Dačić participated in the Sir Bani Yas Forum in Abu Dhabi in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, attended the inauguration of the President of the Republic of Serbia, A. Vučić on 21 June 2017. The President of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates in the previous convocation, Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, led the parliamentary delegation of that country at the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which was held on 13 – 17 October 2019 in Belgrade.

 

Economic relations

Bilateral economic cooperation is on the rise. In 2019, the total realized value of trade exchange amounted to 145.632.000 euros, of which Serbian exports were 120.661.000 euros, and imports 24.971.000 euros. According to the data of the National Bank of Serbia, during 2017, the inflow of net foreign direct investments from the United Arab Emirates amounted to 132.2 million euros, while in 2018 it was somewhat lower.

Based on the RAS database, the largest investments are from the following Emirati companies: Chabros International Group / DIV Chabros wood industry d.o.o. Loznica; Mulk Holdings FZC / Alubond Europe d.o.o .; Al Dahra International Investment LLC / Rudnap Agrar; Yugo Elite Agro / Elite Agro LLC; Mirabank; SERTA / Airport Catering and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

 

Bilateral agreements

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on the avoidance of double taxation with respect to income taxes.

Signed on 17 February 2013.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on cooperation in the field of defence;

Signed on 17 February 2013.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on mutual encouragement and protection of investments.

Signed on 17 February 2013.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and official/special passports.

Signed on 14 March 2014.

Agreement on air traffic between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

Signed on 14 March 2014.

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the United Arab Emirates:

E-mail: embassy.abudhabi@mfa.rs.

Web site: http://www.abudhabi.mfa.gov.rs.

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Republic of Serbia:

E-mail:belgradeemb@mofaic.gov.ae.                                                                                                                    
Web site: www.uae-embassy.ae/embassies/bl.

Consular Section: e-mail: belgrademb.cans@mofaic.gov.ae.

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Department of Africa and Middle East (DAME); tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 254; e-mail ozabi@mfa.rs