Bilateral relations

Bilateral relations between Romania and the Republic of Serbia

Romania and Serbia enjoy excellent bilateral cooperation stemming from a long tradition of exemplary good neighborly relations. The growing trend of the bilateral dialogue is reflected by the increasing frequency of visits covering the whole spectrum of bilateral dialogue, from parliamentary diplomacy, visits of specialized institutions, ministerial visits, as well as at prime0minister and president level. The most recent presidential visit took place in July 2015 when the President of Romania, Klaus Werner Johannis, visited Belgrade. At prime-minister level, the most recent meeting took place in November 2016, in Timișoara/Romania, between Prime-Ministers Dacian Cioloș and Aleksandar Vucic.

The persons belonging to national minorities on both sides of the border create an organic bond between the two countries. Preserving the cultural and linguistic identity of these historic communities is a constant priority for the governmental authorities of both states. The Romanian legislative and institutional framework regarding this issue is presented at http://www.dri.gov.ro/

Serbia became a candidate to the European Union in 2012 and opened the accession negotiations in January 2014. Romania supports Serbia’s aspirations to become an EU member, both politically, and practically. Romania makes available for Serbia its highly relevant expertise acquired during its own European accession process, as well as after having become an EU member. Consequently, the Mobility Fund of the Romanian Agency for International Cooperation and Development is available to support experts from both sides. http://roaid.ro/post/fondul-de-mobilitate-pentru-experti-guvernamentali-228

Additionally, a first of a kind database of Romanian expertise has been set up as a privat-public partnership to support capacity building and easy access to available resources. http://romanianexpertise.eu/

Romania and Serbia have a long tradition of participating alongside to regional cooperation formats. These offer opportunities to develop the culture of multilateralism by identifying and following common interests. There is a wide variety of regional formats, from traditional ones like the Danube Commission (http://www.danubecommission.org/dc/en/), the South East Europe Cooperation Process and the Regional Cooperation Council (http://www.rcc.int/home),  the Central European Initiative (http://www.cei.int/), and Black Sea Economic Cooperation (http://www.bsec-organization.org/Pages/homepage.aspx) to newer formats as the Danube Region Strategy (https://www.danube-region.eu/), or tri- and quadrilateral formats (RO-SRB-BG, RO-SRB-BG-EL).

In the area of defence cooperation, Serbia participates since 2009 as full member in the regional cooperation format of the Defence Ministers of South-Eastern Europe. Romania and Serbia are both parties to the Single European Sky to the South East of Europe signed in 2008. Romania and Serbia are parties to the Convention of Police Cooperation in South-Eastern Europe.

The advisory opinion of Romania regarding the accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence by the provisional institutions of self-government of Kosovo can be accessed at http://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/141/15616.pdf

Embassy Actuality

The scholarship program offered by the Romanian state, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to foreign citizens, for the academic year 2018 - 2019

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