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Political Affairs

POLITICAL COOPERATION

Bilateral relations between Slovenia and Serbia are very good, friendly and diverse. The bilateral cooperation reaches on various areas and levels with intense political contacts. Slovenia and Serbia hold regular joint government sessions, the most recent one being held in Novi Sad in December 2019 headed by prime ministers.

Slovenian President Borut Pahor visited Serbia in January 2019. In addition there are numerous bilateral meetings of ministers, MP's and other relevant state representatives.

Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

Besides bilateral cooperation there is strong regional cooperation of Slovenia and Serbia, most notably in Brdo-Brioni and Berlin processes.

Slovenia firmly supports Serbian accession process to the EU. The Stabilisation and Assotiation agreement of Serbia with the EU was signed during Slovenian Presidency of the EU. Slovenia has significantly contributed to the introduction of the visa liberalization for Serbia and was among the strongest supporters for granting the date to start negotiations.

The last remaining open issues deriving from the succession of the former Yugoslavia are being dealt with growing success.

Stronger political cooperation and mutual trust  gives additional boost to the economic cooperation, putting Serbia among the most important destinations for Slovenian investments and making Slovenia more and more attracting market for Serbian investments.