Official name
REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
Form of government
Republic of presidential type
Capital
Malé
Head of State
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Abdulla Shahid
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
1 March 1975

Political relations

Relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Maldives are based on friendship and cooperation established within the Non-Aligned Movement and have significant potential for improvement in various areas, for which there is mutual interest between the two countries.
Although in the previous decade there was no exchange of official visits between the two countries at the highest level, as well as at the level of foreign ministers, in recent years there has been progress in the intensity of mutual contacts.
Acting Assistant Minister for Bilateral Cooperation Ambassador Vladimir Marić met Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Maldives Ahmed Khaleel on October 12, 2021, on the sidelines of High-level Commemorative Meeting on the occasion of 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement, in Belgrade.
During the Maldives Partnership Forum, 17 – 18 June 2019, the then Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Z. Djordjević, among others, had talks with the President of the Republic of Maldives I.M. Solih and the President of the Maldivian Parliament M. Nashid.

 

Economic relations

Economic cooperation is not contractually regulated and is very modest in scope.
According to the Serbian Bureau of Statistics, from January through October 2021, total trade-exchange was 361.000 euros: Serbian export to Maldives amounted the value of 77.000 euros and import from Maldives to Serbia amounted the value of 284.000 euros.
During 2020, the trade value was 574.000 euros, of which Serbian exports were 78.000 euros, and imports 496.000 euros.
Trade in 2019 amounted to 357.000 euros, of which Serbian exports were 70.000 euros, and imports 287.000 euros.

 

Bilateral agreements

There are no valid signed agreements between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Maldives.

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi covers Maldives on a non-residential basis: http://www.newdelhi.mfa.gov.rs/cir.

The High Commission of the Republic of Maldives in London covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis: https://www.maldiveshighcommission.uk/

Competent political department:

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