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INDONESIA

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 1954.

Political relations: traditionally good.

- Parliamentary group of friendship with Serbia – created in the Indonesian parliament in June 2010. It is comprised of 7 MPs from 4 political parties. The coordinator of the group is Mr. Milton Pakpahan from the Democratic Party of the President Yudhoyono.
- Parliamentary group of friendship with Indonesia – there is a 12-member group in the Serbian parliament, lead by dr Aleksandra Tomić, member of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party. 

Contractual relations: legal framework of bilateral cooperation practically completed with signing the following agreements:
- Agreement on avoidance of double taxation (2011)
- Investment promotion and protection agreement (2011)
- Agreement on economic cooperation (2011)
- Memorandum of Understanding on military cooperation (2011)

• Recent visits:

- Speaker of the Parliament Nebojsa Stefanović – Jakarta (March 2013)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić -  Jakarta (February 2011)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić – Ministerial Conference of NAM, Bali (May 2011)
- MFA of the Republic of Indonezije M. Natalegava – Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)
- Minister of Defense D. Šutanovac -  Jakarta, Bandung (September 2011)
- First Inter-Faith Dialogue between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Indonesia, Belgrade (April 2011).
- Reis-ul-ulema of the Islamic Communiy in Serbia Adem Zilkić – Second international conference on Islamic media, Jakarta (December 2011) – invitation by the Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs

Economic relations: Exchange of goods is the only form of economic cooperation, which is characterized with considerable trade deficit on the Serbian side. In 2011. the trade deficit amounted to over EUR 30 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was EUR 3.7 mil.

Cultural and educational cooperation:

-  Four Indonesians study at the University of Belgrade through “The World in Serbia” program.
- Over 10 students from Serbia study in Indonesia through “Darmasiswa” program, and to a lesser extent through some other programs.
- Intensification of cooperation between universities, based on the signed agreement is expected.
- Cultural cooperation mainly based on personal contacts, as well as through occasional visits of groups artists.


BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

Establishment of diplomatic relations:  2011

Contractual relations: no agreements.

Recent visits:

- MFA Vuk Jeremić -  Brunei (February 2011)
- MFA of Brunei Darussalam Prince Muhamed Bolkiah – Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)

Economic relations: at very low levels – trade value measured in thousands of Euros. 


CAMBODIA

Establishment of diplomatic relations:  1956.

Contractual relations: cooperation legal framework inherited from ex-Yugoslavia.

Recent visits:

- MFA Ivan Mrkić – Phnom Penh (February 2013)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić -  Phnom Penh (October 2011)
- Deputy Prime Minister and MFA of Cambodia Hor Namhong – Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)
- Economic relations: underdeveloped – solely exchange of goods. In 2011. the trade deficit amounted to EUR 1.5 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was EUR 600.000.


EAST TIMOR

Establishment of diplomatic relations: not established yet.

Contractual relations: non-existent.

Recent visits:

- Deputy MFA of the East Timor Xavier Pereira Carlos – Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)

Economic relations: non-existent.

 

MALAYSIA

Establishment of diplomatic relations:  1967.

Contractual relations: cooperation legal framework inherited from ex-Yugoslavia.

Recent visits:

- MFA of Malesia B. D. Aman – Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić -  Kuala Lumpur (August 2008)

•  Economic relations:  In 2011. the Serbian trade deficit amounted to EUR 42 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was only EUR 63.000.

 

The PHILIPPINES

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 1972.

Contractual relations: cooperation legal framework inherited from ex-Yugoslavia.

Recent visits:  

- Undersecretary in the Philippiness MFA Jose Brillantes - Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)

•  Economic relations: underdeveloped. In 2011. the Serbian trade deficit amounted to EUR 4.5 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was EUR 2.3 mil.


SINGAPORE

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 1967.

Contractual relations: cooperation legal framework inherited from ex-Yugoslavia.

Recent visits: 

- MFA Vuk Jeremić (May 2012)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić (2008)
- Deputy Secretary at the Singapore MFA Vanu Gopala Menon - Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)

Economic relations: based on exchange of goods, dominated by technical products. In 2011. the Serbian trade deficit amounted to over EUR 36 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was below EUR 3.5 mil.


THAILAND

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 1954.

Contractual relations: cooperation legal framework inherited from ex-Yugoslavia.

Recent visits:

- Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Norachit Sinhaseni – Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić -  Bangkok (November 2009)
• Economic relations: at low lewels. In 2011. the Serbian trade deficit amounted to almost EUR 40 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was slightly above EUR 4 mil.


VIETNAM

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 1957.

Contractual relations: cooperation legal framework inherited from ex-Yugoslavia.

Recent visits:

- MFA Ivan Mrkić – Hanoi (February/March 2013)
- MFA Vuk Jeremić -  Hanoi (March 2008. and February 2011)
- Deputy Prime Minister and MFA of Vietnam Pham Gia Khiem - Belgrade (April 2011)
- Deputy MFA of Vietnam Le Luong Minh Khiem - Commemorative Ministerial Meeting of NAM, Belgrade (September 2011)

Economic relations: at low lewels. In 2012. the Serbian trade deficit amounted to over EUR 30 mil., while the value of the Serbian exports was app. EUR 7 mil.

 

 


Bilateral Relations
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