Official name
KINGDOM OF NORWAY
Form of government
Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Capital
Oslo
Head of State
Harald V
Prime Minister
Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mrs. Anniken Huitfeldt
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
In 1917

 

Political relations

Bilateral relations with Norway are characterized by a positive trend. The political dialogue is developed and continuous with the exchange of visits at the highest levels.

During the working visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabić to Norway in 2017, meetings were held with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. Visit of the former First Vice President of the Government and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić was realized in 2017. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Eriksen Søreide visited the Republic of Serbia on 24 June  2019 and had separate talks with the President Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabić and former First Vice President of the Government and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić.. Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited the Republic of Serbia in 2018 and on that occasion, she talked with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabić.

Economic relations

In the period of January-November 2020, the commodity trade amounted to 60.85 million euros (exports 17.12 and imports 43.74 million euros). In 2019, the total trade between the two countries amounted to 69.95 million euros. Exports amounted to 21.49 million euros, while imports were worth 48.47 million euros.

In May 2016, the Serbian-Norwegian Business Forum was established, with its headquarters in Norway.

The largest scope of cooperation between Serbia and Norway was achieved in the field of investments,  in the amount of 1.36 billion euros. Significant investments were made by RAPP Marine AS, EMISOFT and Elopak.

Norway is one of the largest bilateral donors in Serbia: through various assistance programs to our country, through donations and technical assistance in the past 15 years, it has provided about 216 million euros in development assistance.

 

Bilateral agreements

There are 23 bilateral agreements in force, and the following are of special importance:

Convention between the SFRY and the Kingdom of Norway on the Avoidance of Double Taxation in Respect of Taxes on Income and on Capital

Convention on Social Security (between Yugoslavia and Norway)

Agreement between the Kingdom of Norway and the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro on Repayment Arrangements for the Non-Allocated Debt of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Owed to the Kingdom of Norway

Protocol on Donation between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Oslo: http://www.oslo.mfa.gov.rs/ 

Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade: https://www.norway.no/en/serbia/ 

Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Department for Europe, tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 326,

 e-mail: oev@mfa.rs