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In the aim of improving the communication, mutual informing and overall cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Australia in the coming period, we therefore call upon all, we underline ALL – without exceptions – organisations, clubs, schools, libraries, museums, sports’ clubs, foundations, associations, church communities, political parties, humanitarian organisations, chambers of commerce, associations of soldiers… (under one name: organisations) in Australia and New Zealand, that have been formed, registered and are functioning by principle of gathering members of the Serbian community or are fulfilling its activity within the Serbian community in Australia or New Zealand, to contact the Embassy and forward their contact details for easier future communication. (MORE DETAILS - FORMULAR)

THE HISTORY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN SERBIA AND AUSTRALIA: On 25th April 2017 it is the 51st anniversary of signature of the Agreement of establishing the diplomatic relations between former Yugoslavia and Australia and opening of the diplomatic representations at the level of embassies in Canberra and Belgrade. This undoubtedly important fact for today’s diplomatic relations between Serbia and Australia was the cause of searching for documents that would fully and exactly illustrate the history of our diplomatic relations. The documents that were found – primarily thank you to the complaisance of the Archive of Yugoslavia in Belgrade – testify about much longer history of the diplomatic relations between Serbia and Australia. (MORE AND DOCUMENTS)


Belgrade, 14 July 2017 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Foreign Minister of Australia Julius Bishop highlighted the importance of further enhancement of political dialogue at all levels.
Dacic and Bishop also stressed the importance of fostering traditionally good and friendly relations and developing cooperation in areas of common interest. The two officials indicated that this is the first visit of a foreign minister of Australia to Serbia after more than thirty years.

Also, the officials estimated that there is a need for deepening and expanding the spectrum of economic cooperation in areas such as exploration of mines, investments, agriculture and tourism, along with cooperation in sports, culture and other fields.

Dacic informed Bishop about the current phase in dialogue with Pristina and our attitudes regarding the issue of Kosovo-Metohija and pointed out the need for consistent respect for international law. Bearing in mind the number of representatives of our diaspora in Australia, there is a commitment on our side to further improve the position of the Serbian community in Australia, as one of the important factors in relations between Serbia and Australia. Also, there is an interest in further simplifying the procedure for applying and obtaining Australian visas for citizens of Serbia.


Belgrade, 13 July 2017 – Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said today in a meeting with Foreign Minister of Australia Julia Bishop that there is a mutual interest in strengthening bilateral relations of the two countries, especially in the fields of economy, culture and education.
Prime Minister Brnabic pointed out that Serbia has taken strong steps towards stabilisation of the economy and fiscal consolidation in the last three years, adding that these measures now yield results and that Serbia expects faster economic growth in the next year. She invited Australian companies to operate in Serbia on this occasion.
Prime Minister Brnabic and Australia's Foreign Minister agreed to work on joint projects that produce results in the future, such as Jadar project by the company Rio Tinto from Loznica.
Minister Bishop praised Serbia's commitment to Eurointegration and conveyed the support of the government of Australia to the opening of the chapters in the negotiations of our country with the EU.
They estimated that the Serbian diaspora in Australia is one of the most important bridges of the previous and future cooperation of the two countries and much more attention should be paid to it to various activities in the future period.


On Friday, 5th May 2017 in Canberra, the first bilateral political consultations were held between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, on the level of the assistant ministers responsible for the bilateral cooperation.
Serbian side was led by Acting Assistant Minister Ambassador Goran Aleksić, and Australian side by First Assistant Secretary, Ms Louise Hand.
During the talks between two delegations a wide range of issues of importance to the relations and cooperation between two countries was covered – from the mutual information on events which are of importance for the positioning internationally, to the review of topics that are of great importance for improving the cooperation between two countries within the international organizations, with emphasis on specific issues of cooperation on the bilateral level such as economy (investment and trade exchange), expansion and improvement of legal basis for cooperation (with special emphasis on understanding the circumstances of importance for the continuation of negotiations of the Social Security Agreement), as well as the activities in the aim of improving cultural, sporting and educational cooperation.
Serbian delegation presented the foreign policy priorities of Serbia, with emphasis on measures and activities within their true commitment to the preservation of peace and stability in the Balkans region as well as resolving the question of Kosovo and Metohija through dialogue between Belgrade and Priština.
Acknowledging that the relationship between Serbia and Australia is friendly and that there are no opened questions, it was jointly concluded that the Serbian community in Australia represents one of the most important bridges of current and future cooperation between two countries so mutually more attention will be paid towards the realization of some of the activities in the coming period.
It was jointly determined that the long history of relations between two countries is a good basis and strong incentive for improvement of overall relations between Serbia in Australia in the coming period. In addition to the establishment of regular political dialogue at the high and highest level, it was jointly evaluated that the implementation of investment projects, among which is the Rio Tinto company’s project “Jadar” as one of the most important, will contribute to the new content and quality of relations between two countries in the coming period.

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