State Secretary Nikola Stojanović

He was born on 13 September 1992 in Belgrade.

He graduated as the best student of the generation having attended undergraduate academic studies of international politics at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade. He earned a master's degree in politics and international relations at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

From 2019 to 2024, in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, serving as foreign policy advisor to the Prime Minister, he led the foreign policy team and provided strategic support to Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

He worked as a teaching fellow at Peking University in China on the courses "Chinese Diplomacy and Global Governance in the New Era" and "China in Transition".

He is the founder of Thermidor educational start-up, which has developed innovative methods for studying international politics using computer simulation.

He is the author of several publications in the field of international relations, including papers on China's strategy and migration policy of the European Union.

He received a number of awards and honours during his studies, including the "Crown of Success" award for the best graduate of the University of Belgrade in 2015, the "Svetlana Lana Adamović" award in the field of international economic relations, the "Dositeja" scholarship of the Fund for Young Talents, a scholarship for exceptionally gifted students from the Ministry of Education, as well as awards for first place at the National Student Competition in International Humanitarian Law in 2013 and first place at the National History Competition in 2010. 

In June 2024, he was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He speaks English, French and Chinese.