Official name
NEW ZEALAND
Form of government
Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Capital
Wellington
Head of State
Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor-General Patsy Reddy
Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nanaia Mahuta
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
In 1951

Political relations

Modern bilateral relations between the Republic of Serbia and New Zealand have the potential for improvement in various areas.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremić visited New Zealand on 30-31 May 2012.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand Murray McCauley visited Serbia on 23-24 June 2014.

 

Economic relations

Currently, the economic cooperation between Serbia and New Zealand, takes place mostly through trade exchange, which in 2020, according to the data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, amounted to 5 million euros, with our exports amounting to 2.77 million euros (75.32% increase) and New Zealand exports amounting to 2.2 million euros (60.3% increase when compared to the same period last year).

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Agreement (Exchange of Notes) on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with New Zealand, signed on 29 December 1970;
  • Trade Agreement between SFRY and New Zealand, signed on 27 February 1975 (The Official Gazette—Annex No. 18/1976).

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Canberra covering New Zealand on non-residential basis: http://www.canberra.mfa.gov.rs/

The Embassy of New Zealand in Rome covering the Republic of Serbia on non-residential basis: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/italy

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department for Asia, Australia and Pacific (DAAP), tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 345, e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs.