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21.05.2017

Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus
Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus A Serbian delegation is among those who arrived in the Belarusian capital to participate in the MILEX exhibition. Immediately after the opening of the forum Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov met with his Serbian counterpart. The guest of honor was greeted by all the rules of the ceremonial ceremony, after which both ministers discussed possible options for cooperation. The head of the defense ministry of Serbia expressed interest in developing relations with Belarus in military industry.
Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk
Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk Belarus may strengthen the air defense of Serbia. At the beginning of the year it was announced BY Serbia’s Defense Minister that an air defense missile system “Buk” and eight fighter aircrafts MiG-29 will be handed over to this country. However, the machinery will have to be modernized and mended. It is quite possible that Belarusian specialist will help.

18.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic
Alexander Lukashenko holds meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic Alexander Lukashenko awarded Tomislav Nikolic with the Order of Friendship of Peoples for a significant contribution into peacebuilding, friendly relations and cooperation between Belarus and Serbia. The ceremony was held in the Palace of Independence.
Alexander Lukashenko awards Tomislav Nikolic with Order of Friendship of Peoples
Alexander Lukashenko awards Tomislav Nikolic with Order of Friendship of Peoples The condition of Belarus-Serbia relations are being discussed at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on May 18. Alexander Lukashenko is holding a meeting with the President of this Balkan country. Tomislav Nikolic arrived with a working visit in Minsk. The two Presidents will discuss the realization of investment projects and the results of the cooperation of the last few years. Alexander Lukashenko and Tomislav Nikolic will also share opinions on the political agenda of the day and other topical issues.
Serbian President lays wreath at Minsk's Victory Monument
Serbian President lays wreath at Minsk's Victory Monument Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolic laid a wreath at the monument in Victory Square in Minsk before the start of the official part of his visit to Belarus. Tribute to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War was paid with a minute of silence. The ceremony ended with the silent drill team’s march.

17.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic May 18
Alexander Lukashenko to hold talks with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic May 18 On May 18, Alexander Lukashenko will meet with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who arrives in Belarus on a working visit on May 17.  The heads of state will discuss the bilateral relations, implementation of investment projects and the results of cooperation in recent years.  The presidents will also exchange views on the political agenda and other issues.

04.04.2017

03.04.2017

Aleksandar Vučić leading in 2017 Serbia presidential elections
Aleksandar Vučić leading in 2017 Serbia presidential elections Serbia is summing up the preliminary results of the presidential election. The current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić is the leader of the first round. He scored more than 57% of the vote, while his closest rival collected only about 15%. The voting took place on April 2, with 11 candidates running. In his speech, Vučić said he was willing to continue the ongoing reforms in the country and maintain a policy of rapprochement with the European Union.

02.04.2017

Serbia electing president April 2
How will presidential elections in Serbia affect Belarus-Serbia relations? Serbia is another reliable partner, whose businessmen are allowed to realize their ambitions in Belarus. The presidents of the two countries found a common language in political dialogue, even at a time when Serbia was among the candidates for EU accession and the EU applied sanctions against Belarus. It is probably not only because of the personal factor, however, Serbs do remember how Lukashenko flew to Belgrade during the bombing to support Yugoslavia (the previous name of the country).

10.02.2017

Days of Minsk will be held in Belgrade
Days of Minsk will be held in Belgrade Days of Minsk will be held in Belgrade. Their preparation is already underway. This will be another step towards the friendly Belarusian-Serbian cooperation. Belarusians will bring to the Serbian capital not only a large-scale cultural program, but also business proposals as a number of business meetings are scheduled. The main goal is further increase in trade turnover between the two countries.

30.01.2017

Friendship is the largest capital between Belarus and Serbia
Friendship is the largest capital between Belarus and Serbia Belarus and Serbia would like to achieve a trade turnover of $500 million. Last week, the prime minister of that Balkan country visited Minsk. At a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko the sides discussed how to effectively switch to direct deliveries of goods, without intermediaries. And even more - to create joint ventures. Serbia is a member of the Central European Free Trade Association. This is a duty-free market of 30 million. And the country is an official candidate for EU membership.

29.01.2017

Aleksandar Vučić: Trade with Belarus needs increase
Aleksandar Vučić: Trade with Belarus needs increase Belarus and Serbia are going to build and maintain bilateral relations. On January 27, this was discussed during a meeting of the Belarusian head of state and Prime Minister of Serbia. Back in 2009 the two countries signed a free trade agreement. Over the 7 years the turnover has grown almost 5 times. In 2015, it amounted to more than 250 million dollars. However, in 2016 the volume of trade fell, and this situation must be rectified.

28.01.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should build and maintain relationships with Serbia
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should build and maintain relationships with Serbia Close economic and trade contacts of the two countries were established in 2009. Then Belarus and Serbia signed a free trade agreement. For the last years the trade turnover grew almost five times. In 2015, it was more than $250 million. And the volume of mutual trade declined in 2016. The situation must be corrected, said Alexander Lukashenko. “We need to unite and work together to survive and develop in such difficult conditions," was his message.

27.01.2017

New shopping complex opened in Minsk: Prime Ministers of Belarus, Serbia attend event
New shopping complex opens in Minsk: Prime Ministers of Belarus, Serbia attend event One of the biggest shopping complexes was officially opened in Minsk, with the participation of Prime Ministers of Belarus and Serbia on January 27. This trade facility is a part of the Serbian investment project Mayak Minska. The new shopping center will offer both Belarusian and world brands. Some of the goods, by the way, will appear in Belarus for the first time. Moreover, the complex will help create new jobs. According to forecasts, 5,000 people will be working here by the end of 2017.
Official visit of Serbian Prime Minister to Minsk continues
Official visit of Serbian Prime Minister to Minsk continues Belarus is ready to increase the supply of equipment to Serbia, the Belarusian Prime Minister pointed out after meeting with Alexander Vucic. The Belarusian government and the parliament discussed trade and economic relations between Minsk and Belgrade. The parties signed a roadmap of bilateral cooperation for two years, which includes about 50 events. They will help to enhance cooperation in agriculture, science and technology.Aleksandar Vucic, chairman of the Government of the Republic of Serbia:
Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic
Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic arrives in Belarus on official visit The level of Belarus' bilateral trade with Serbia should increase to $500 million. According to the current trade dynamism, this figure is quite real. Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Belarus on an official visit on the 25th of January. The parties signed a roadmap for cooperation in 2017-2018. This document includes more than 50 events. Moreover, the sides also signed a number of agreements on the 26th of January.

26.10.2016

Belarus, Serbia agree to cooperate in publishing and literature
Belarus, Serbia agree to cooperate in publishing and literature Belarus offers Serbia to deepen cooperation in the field of information. This was discussed at a meeting of Belarus' delegation with the Belarus-Serbia Parliamentary Friendship Group at the Serbian Parliament. It was noted that in the parliamentary dimension, the cooperation between the two countries has a good momentum. The parties agreed to cooperate in publishing and literature. By the way, Belgrade hosted the 61st International Book Fair. Belarus also offered its exhibits there.

30.06.2016

Days of Minsk to be held in Belgrade
Days of Minsk to be held in Belgrade Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Andrei Shorets and Belgrade Mayor Siniša Mali signed an agreement on holding Days of Minsk in Belgrade. The event is scheduled to take place in 2017. A delegation from the Serbian capital is now on an official visit in Minsk. On June 29, the two mayors held talks and a forum of business circles. The forum was attended by 75 Belarusian and 25 Serbian enterprises.

22.06.2016

Dragomir Karic: I recommend Belarus as investment destination
Dragomir Karic: I recommend Belarus as investment destination The V All-Belarusian People's Assembly has begun in Minsk today. The Belarus President is speaking at the forum. Alexander Lukashenko is summarizing the prospects of socio-economic development of the country, concerns and ways to address them. The speech also focuses on foreign policy, partnerships with various countries and integration associations with emphasis on trade and economic cooperation. It is expected that the head of state will take part in the second day of the forum too.

30.03.2016

Andrei Kobyakov, Belarus Premier
Kobyakov: Belarus aims at long-term cooperation with Serbia Belarus is aimed at long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with Serbia, said Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov meeting with the Minister of Economy of Serbia Željko Sertić. In general, there is a positive trend in the economic relations of the two countries.  Trade turnover between the two countries in 2016 amounted to more than 253 million US dollars. Today, however, both Minsk and Belgrade are ready to cooperate further in many areas.
Belarus working with Serbia on expanding cooperation
Belarus working with Serbia on expanding cooperation The matter of expanding cooperation in Belarus these days is working actively with Serbia. On March 30, the sides will hold the next round of talks in the government. The delegation of the Balkan state is now in Minsk. It includes about 130 people. They are representatives of ministries and departments, as well as large enterprises.

29.03.2016

Serbia sees great potential in enhancing economic cooperation with Belarus
Serbia sees great potential in enhancing economic cooperation with Belarus Serbia sees great potential in enhancing economic cooperation with Belarus, said March 29 the Minister of Economy of Serbia. He headed the Serbian delegation, which includes representatives of the most important agencies and institutions in the field of engineering, science, construction, trade, and agriculture.

07.12.2015

Belarus and Serbia expanding cultural, tourism ties
Belarus and Serbia expanding cultural, tourism ties Belarus and Serbia are expanding their cultural and tourism relations. The sides agreed to hold the Days of Minsk in Belgrade. They will take place in the spring of 2016. The return event - Days of Belgrade - will take place in Minsk in the autumn.  This will strengthen trade and economic relations between the two countries and expand cooperation in culture and tourism. According to experts, all conditions have been created for this. Belarus and Serbia enjoy a visa-free regime. In addition, public transport links have been established at a high level.

26.11.2015

Dragomir Karic, the honorary consul of Belarus in Belgrade, MP of the National Assembly of Serbia
Dragomir Karic about Minsk World complex: New construction technologies and thousands of new jobs Mr.Karic, thank you very much that you’ve found time for our discussion during this very busy day. First of all, what will the design of Minsk World be like? What buildings of the world can it be compared with?

22.11.2015

Consul Dragomir Karic on Serbian president's visit to Belarus
Consul Dragomir Karic on Serbian president's visit to Belarus Obviously, the culmination of the Serbian president's visit to Belarus was the laying of the capsule at the construction site of the experimental center Minsk World. This will be the largest financial and business complex. A great friend of Belarus, Honorary Consul of Belarus in Belgrade and member of the National Assembly Dragomir Karic, in an interview with journalist Egor Khrustalev, compared this investment project to an engine for business.
Serbians who fell in love with Belarus in TV program Picture of the World
Serbians who fell in love with Belarus in TV program Picture of the World Politics has significant impact on people's lives. After the meetings of presidents new business projects and cultural contacts appear. Those who are already involved in the Belarusian-Serbian relations system do not seem to regret their choice. Our next story is about Serbs who fell in love with Belarus and Belarusians who cannot imagine their life without Serbian national features.
Serbian president ends official visit to Belarus November 21
Serbian president ends official visit to Belarus November 21 A turnover of $500 dollars, development of cooperation in the engineering industry, agriculture, construction, wood processing, and more investment projects in the future - such are the tasks set by Belarus and Serbia. The President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, has completed the second official visit to Belarus. A regular political dialogue provides the dynamics of cooperation. It is going to be deepened, reads a joint statement that was signed by the presidents of the two countries immediately after the talks at the Palace of Indep

20.11.2015

"One can come and invest in Belarus safely." Serbian delegation at MTZ, Minsk World construction site
"One can come and invest in Belarus safely." Serbian delegation visits MTZ, Minsk World construction site Minsk expects in 2016 to gather the leaders of the former Yugoslav republics, said November 20 Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the president of Serbia. The reason for such a meeting could be the complex Minsk World, in which the Balkan region is investing huge money. Today, the heads of state laid a commemorative capsule in the foundation of the future center.  Next President Nikolic visited Minsk Tractor Plant (MTZ). 
Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic at Minsk Tractor Works
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic visits Minsk Tractor Works On November 20, the President of Serbia visited Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark). The distinguished guest was shown a workshop for assembling tractors and an equipment exhibition. Tomislav Nikolic asked about the quality and capacity of the engines. For years, Belarusian agricultural machinery has been supplied to Serbia. A record was set in 2011, when Serbia received more than a thousand units. One-third of the tractor fleet of Serbia are Belarusian vehicles.
Minsk expects to gather former Yugoslav republics' leaders in 2016, Alexander Lukashenko says
Minsk expects to gather former Yugoslav republics' leaders in 2016, Alexander Lukashenko says Minsk expects in 2016 to gather the leaders of the former Yugoslav republics, stated Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the president of Serbia. The meeting took place before the heads of state laid a commemorative capsule at the construction site of the experimental multifunctional complex Minsk World.
Serbian President lays wreath at Minsk's Victory Monument
Serbian President lays wreath at Minsk's Victory Monument The Serbian President has paid tribute to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. November 20 morning, Tomislav Nikolic laid a wreath at the monument in Victory Square in Minsk.

19.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko, Tomislav Nikolic hold talks in Minsk November 19
Alexander Lukashenko, Tomislav Nikolic hold talks in Minsk November 19 The leaders of Belarus and Serbia once again confirmed their mutual desire to further strengthen relations between the countries. Alexander Lukashenko met with Tomislav Nikolic at the Palace of Independence November 19. The two presidents have been good friends for more than a year. Therefore, the heads of state, during the talks, touched on many different topics. Alexander Lukashenko thanked his Serbian counterpart for the support during the recent presidential campaign, and especially emphasized that today Belarus and Serbia don't have irresolvable issues in their relations.
Sister cities Brest and Subotica intend to develop trade and economic relations
Sister cities Brest and Subotica intend to develop trade and economic relations Want an example of Belarusian-Serbian cooperation at the regional level? Here it is: sister cities Brest and Serbian Subotica have developed a preliminary roadmap that will allow both parties to start serious projects.  At this point, trade between Brest and Serbia amounts to about $3 million.
Belarus, Serbia sign joint statement reaffirming aim to deepen cooperation
Belarus, Serbia sign joint statement reaffirming aim to deepen cooperation The Palace of Independence hosted a meeting of the leaders of Belarus and Serbia November 19. Discussion on economic aspects of cooperation was preceded by a solemn ceremony to welcome the President of Serbia. Tomislav Nikolic arrived in Belarus yesterday evening. This is his second visit to Belarus as head of state. November 19, after the talks, the presidents of Belarus and Serbia signed a joint statement reaffirming the policy aiming to deepen cooperation.
Belarus, Serbia aim at trade turnover of $500mln A turnover of $500mln is a goal that Belarus and Serbia should reach, said the Belarus President during talks with his Serbian counterpart at the Independence Palace in Minsk on November 19. Tomislav Nikolic arrived in Belarus yesterday evening. This is his second visit to Belarus as head of state. Tomislav Nikolic's car arrives at Palace of Independence in Minsk prior to Serbian President's talks with Alexander Lukashenko
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic arrives in Belarus on official visit November 18
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic arrives in Belarus on official visit November 18 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will discuss with his Serbian counterpart issues of interstate cooperation during negotiations in the one-on-one and expanded format, on November 19. The night before, Tomislav Nikolic arrived at National Airport Minsk where the Serbian leader was met by a representative delegation of Belarusian officials and honor guard. This official visit should further mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.

18.11.2015

No restrictions in Serbia-Belarus friendly relations, Serbian ambassador says
Serbia-Belarus friendly relations are restriction-free, Serbian ambassador says Serbian President is going to visit Belarus. The official visit, which begins today, November 18, will last three days. During this time the Serbian leader will hold several important meetings, including at the highest level. The two leaders will hold talks in narrow and expanded formats, the results of which will be written in a joint statement. 
Serbian President to pay official visit to Belarus November 18-20
Serbian President to pay official visit to Belarus November 18-20 Serbian President today, November 18, will arrive in Belarus on a three-day official visit.  Alexander Lukashenko and Tomislav Nikolic will hold talks in narrow and expanded formats. The two leaders will sign a joint statement. This visit will contribute to further intensification of the Belarusian-Serbian contacts and contribute to the development of trade and economic relations. President of Belarus visited Serbia four times. Last time was a year ago. And since 2010, trade between Serbia and Belarus has increased five times.

20.10.2015

Belarus, Serbia presidents discuss bilateral cooperation in telephone conversation on October 20
Belarus, Serbia presidents discuss bilateral cooperation in telephone conversation on October 20 October 20, Alexander Lukashenko and Tomislav Nikolic had a telephone conversation. The Serbian President once again congratulated Belarus' head of state on his victory in the presidential election. The two leaders discussed in detail the most pressing issues of Belarusian-Serbian cooperation in trade and economic sphere and what the countries need to enhance bilateral trade. The presidents also agreed on joint steps to overcome the crisis in the economic sphere, which stem from the difficult situation in the world economy.

11.10.2015

Dragomir Karic, independent observer (Serbia): Elections in Belarus are transparent International observers from Serbia monitored the progress of the presidential campaign. Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Belgrade Dragomir Karic today visited about 10 polling stations. Dragomir Karic, an independent observer, a member of parliament of Serbia: As an observer, I can appreciate it: sincerely, I have a positive assessment, they're gorgeous. The organization and the conditions for voting have been great from the first moment. Transparent. The West can envy. That's for sure.

21.07.2015

OSCE chief Ivica Dacic: Minsk has become a synonym for settlement of Ukraine crisis
OSCE chief Ivica Dacic: Minsk has become a synonym for settlement of Ukraine crisis OSCE chief Ivica Dacic: Minsk has become a synonym for settlement of Ukraine crisis Belarus fully supports Serbia's efforts to improve security in the OSCE area of ​​responsibility - this was announced after a meeting of Belarus' foreign minister with OSCE Chairman Ivica Dacic. Vladimir Makei stressed that our country will continue to support all efforts aimed at achieving the creation of a single space of stability and security in Europe.

23.06.2015

Tomislav Nikolic, Serbian president
Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic set to visit Belarus in late October Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic plans to visit Belarus in late October, said deputy Serbian Parliament, Honorary Consul of Belarus in Belgrade Dragomir Karic on June 22.
Alexander Lukashenko to Serbian investors: Minsk World complex will be a historic project
Alexander Lukashenko to Serbian investors: The Minsk World complex will be a historic project The construction of the complex "Minsk-World" will be a historic project. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on June 22 at a meeting with Serbian investors.  Initially, plans were made to create the complex "Minsk-City" at the airport Minsk-1. However, a Russian investor built only a few houses.  Now a large Serbian company will deal with the project. The project's essence has changed: "Minsk-World" will now be not just be a "city within a city" but an international financial center. 

14.06.2015

New era in cooperation between Belarus-Serbia
New era in cooperation between Belarus-Serbia Minsk welcomed important guests this week. For the first time Belarus was visited by the head of the Serbian Parliament. That country is special, and the President of Belarus always speaks with warmth about it. Mr Lukashenko supported Serbia in the most difficult times, including during the war.  I also had occasion to be in the pre-war Serbia. I was also there when NATO was bombing the country and after that. Frankly, Serbs always treated Belarusians as brothers. Alexey Adashkin and Olga Petrashevskaya report from Serbia.

09.06.2015

President Lukashenko hails 5-time increase in Belarus-Serbia trade
President Lukashenko hails 5-time increase in Belarus-Serbia trade On June 9, Alexander Lukashenko met with Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Serbia Maja Gojkovic to discuss the traditionally friendly Belarusian-Serbian relations. This is the first official visit of the Serbian parliament to Belarus. Cooperation between the two countries, both political and economic, was established in the mid-1990s. Today, Serbia is Belarus' key partner in the Balkans and a kind of bridge between the Eurasian Union and the EU.
Maja Gojkovic and Mikhail Myasnikovich
Maja Gojkovic's visit to open new stage in Belarus-Serbia interparliamentary relations The visit of Maya Gojkovic will open a new stage in the development of relations between the parliaments of Belarus and Serbia. This opinion was expressed on June 9 at a meeting of Belarusian and Serbian MPs at the Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament.  The legislators of the two states can work out the contractual framework to strengthen cooperation.
Alexander Lukashenko hopes for Serbia President's visit to Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko hopes for Serbia President's visit to Belarus Alexander Lukashenko hopes for the visit of the President of Serbia to Belarus. He said about this on June 9 meeting with the Chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic.  Traditionally friendly Belarusian-Serbian relations will be further strengthened, said the President.