Moscow, 19 August 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, will hold talks with Serbia’s Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin on Monday, 22 August.

During the meeting, the Ministers will discuss current matters on the Russia-Serbia cooperation agenda. They will also exchange views on topical international and regional issues.

Previous Meetings

The dynamics of contact at the highest level between officials of the two countries are intense and the main factor behind healthy diplomatic relations.

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin visited Belgrade on 19 January 2019. President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vucic visited Sochi on 24-25 November 2021.

Previously, he visited Moscow on 23-24 June 2020, when he participated in the Victory Day Parade. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia A. Brnabic visited Moscow on 10 December 2021.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov visited Belgrade on 15 December 2020. The First Vice President of the Government and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić, of Serbia, also paid a visit to Moscow on 20 December 2019.

Russia-Serbia Bilateral Relations

The Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation’s bilateral ties are built on a strategic partnership that is based on a strong sense of mutual affection, and a long history of connections.

Bilateral Relations between the states are successfully developing in all areas, especially in trade, investment, energy, agriculture and military. Despite the well-developed economic cooperation, there are prospects for additional growth and shared interests.

In 2021, the total trade exchange between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation amounted to 2.802 billion dollars (2,374 billion euros), of which exports of the Republic of Serbia amounted to 977 million dollars (840 million euros), and imports amounted to 1.806 billion dollars (1,534 billion euros).

The Republic of Serbia exports to the Russian Federation the following: apples, rubber, tights, soy, paper and cardboard, medicines, cleaning products, strawberries, young cheese, and circulating pumps.

It imports from the Russian Federation: oil, natural gas, mineral or chemical fertilizers, urea, tobacco, cigarettes, carbon, etc.