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THE DECISION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of ordinary passports for entry and stay in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days within period of one year.
The Decision came into force on 1 November 2017.


The Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Indonesia, holding ordinary passports

The nationals of the Republic of Indonesia, holding ordinary passports, can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners. The Decision will enter into force and apply starting from 14thof October 2017.


Invitation for diaspora members at the Forum on advanced technologies in Nis

                Office for Cooperation with Diaspora of the City of Nis has invited diaspora members to participate at the Advanced Technologies Forum, which will be held in Nis, from 17th  until 19th  October 2017.

                Invitation letter:

 


"Lady with the Camellias" of Serbian National Theatre in Beijing

            

 

 

                                                              

               On 7th July 2017, the Beijing City Theater premiered the play "Lady with the Camellias" of the ensemble of the Serbia National Theatre, directed by Jug Radivojevic. Realized within the Cultural season China-CEEC 2017, this year's performance of the National Theatre has been in the same time the first stage performance in the history of our oldest theatre that has been seen by the Chinese audience.

                Chinese host, the director of the Beijing Capital Theatre, Mr. Ding Lijun called for more intensive cooperation with theatres from Serbia with the aim of more dynamic people-to-people exchanges and better mutual understanding in which cultural cooperation plays a major role. Z. Hubac, drama director, has expressed the expectations to welcome in return Chinese ensemble, especially considering that next year the National Theatre will celebrate 150th anniversary.

               The play "Lady with the Camellias" in Beijing, during a three-day staging, has been seen by more than 3,000 Beijingers.


Visit to the Embassy of Serbian students learning Chinese language

(Beijing, 9 August 2016) Students and pupils from Serbia learning Chinese language, participants of the International Summer Camp of the Confucius Institute (Hanban) at the Communication University of China in Beijing, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia on 9 August 2016.

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Interview of the Ambassador for the China Daily

On the occasion of the forthcoming visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China H. E. Mr. Xi Jinping to the Republic of Serbia, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in China gave several interviews for different Chinese media, on overall relations between the two countries and his view on future perspective and further development of the strategic partnership relations.


Herewith is the interview for the China Daily.


Presentation of credentials of H.E. Ambassador Milan Bačević to President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPR Korea H.E. Kim Yong Nam

(Beijing, 13 November 2015) Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Milan Bačević presented credentials to President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea H.E. Kim Yong Nam on 12. November 2015. During the meeting of Ambassador Bačević with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly H.E. Kim Yong Nam, both sides expressed traditional friendship of the two countries and its peoples.


Presentation of credentials of H.E. Ambassador Milan Bačević to President of Pakistan H.E. Mamnoon Hussain

(Beijing, 4 November 2015) Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Milan Bačević presented credentials to the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan H.E. Mamnoon Hussain on 3 November 2015. During the meeting of Ambassador Bačević with the President of Pakistan, mutual readiness to promote bilateral cooperation between Serbia and Pakistan and numerous potentials to enhance economic cooperation were expressed.


Visit of the delegation of Belgrade to Beijing

(Beijing, 28 October 2015) Delegation of the city of Belgrade, headed by Mayor Siniša Mali, visited Beijing 25-27 October 2015. On that occasion, the Mayor of Belgrade met Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun and representatives of the Beijing city commissions in charge of international cooperation, trade, administration, management and the environment, planning, urban development, culture and tourism. At a meeting the two mayors expressed their satisfaction over the development of friendly relations and cooperation between the two cities, which have marked this year 35th anniversary of the signing of the agreement on cooperation and friendship. They expressed willingness to enhance existing relationships through intensifying contacts on different levels, cooperation in areas of economy, tourism, culture, education and exchange of experience on the functioning of public administration. Mayor of Belgrade also visited the Commission for the development of tourism of the city of Beijing. During his visit, Mr. Mali had meetings with the Director-General of the Beijing Commission for trade and representatives of major Chinese companies (China Railway Group, Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, Beijing Urban Construction Group, Beijing UN Construction Group, CGC Overseas Construction Group, Beijing Construction Engineering Group).


Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

• Because the request for its membership is a serious breach of the international law, the Constitution of UNESCO, the legally binding UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) and the Charter of the UN whose Article 25 says that "The Members of the UN agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter".

• Because according to the UN Security Council resolution 1244, which reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the Republic of Serbia, under the administration of the UN. Since Kosovo cannot be considered a State, it does not fulfill the basic requirement for membership set out by the UNESCO Constitution.

• Because unilateral attempts such as this one seriously harm and disrupt the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, under the auspices of the European Union in which mutually acceptable solutions for many complex issues have been devised so far. The issue of the Serbian cultural heritage and the property of the Serbia Orthodox Church has not yet been discussed within the dialogue where it belongs.

• Because this is an unacceptable politicization of UNESCO which should not overtake the competences of the UN Security Council as the highest authority for the preservation of the international peace and security. UNESCO should not serve as an instrument for the affirmation of an illegal and unilaterally declared independence of a part of the territory of one UN member state. The primary goal of UNESCO is to promote universal values of humanity through education, science and culture not to make political decisions with regard to the statehood.

• Because this would be a dangerous precedent, harmful for many states. This would open the door for other entities to follow the same path thus threatening territorial integrity and sovereignty of other member states.

• Because this issue is polarizing the membership of UNESCO.

• Because, besides not being a state, Pristina does not have moral credibility for membership. Anyone aspiring to UNESCO membership must prove not only in words but as well in deeds its commitment to the goals of the UNESCO Constitution, which certainly is incompatible with deliberate, systematic, vandal demolition of Serbian cultural and historic monuments with the aim to remove the traces of centuries-long existence of Serbs in this area as well as the impunity of the perpetrators of  such barbaric acts unworthy of the 21st century. These acts are comparable only to the acts of destruction of cultural heritage by terrorist groups in the Middle East and elsewhere that the world is witnessing and UNESCO is strongly condemning.

• Because four Serbian orthodox monasteries are inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in danger although the armed conflict in Kosovo is over for many years now. In danger from whom?

• Because the inclusion of this item in the provisional agenda of the 197th  session of the UNESCO Executive board raises serious concerns about the compliance with procedure and the respect of the established UNESCO rules. Just to mention that even publishing of the document on the unacceptability of Kosovo's application for UNESCO membership from the standpoint of the international law, prepared by Serbian Delegation to UNESCO, as an official document, as we requested, was refused. And the only intention was the voice of Serbia also to be heard.

• Because we all would have to live with the negative consequences of such an irresponsible decision from the lesioning of the international law up to the fate of the Serbian cultural heritage in the province of Kosovo and Metohija which not only belongs to the Serbian people but also represents a part of the historical and civilizational heritage of modern Europe and the world.


Abolishing оf Visas for citizens of Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has decided that citizens of Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain can travel to Serbia without obtaining a visa. The decision shall enter into force on 30 June 2015 and applies to all types of travel documents, except for laissez passer and travel documents issued in accordance with international treaties, and if there are no obstacles arising from Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners of the Republic of Serbia. Citizens of the aforementioned countries may reside in Serbia in duration of 90 days, over a period of 6 months starting from the date of first entry.


Pupils of Beijing primary schools visit the Embassy

(Beijing, 18 June 2015) In the organization of the Commission for Education of the Xicheng district of Beijing, a group of 20 pupils from several Beijing primary schools (Young Cultural Ambassadors), with their professors, visited the Embassy of Serbia on 18 June 2015, in order to learn more about Serbia.

Charge d’ affaires a.i. T. Panajotovic Cvetkovic and third secretary M. Kuzmanovic welcomed the guests. The Embassy displayed the culture and customs of Serbia to the pupils, which showed great interest. Chinese pupils have, also, performed the music and dance program on this occasion.
 


Visit of the delegation of the Belgrade Business School to the People's Republic of China

(Beijing, 17 June 2015) In order to improve the cooperation in the field of education, the delegation of the Belgrade Business School led by Director prof. PhD Dj. Djurovic visited the People's Republic of China and on 16 June 2015 had a meeting at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, with the President of the University prof. Chen Qun. After the meeting, Dj. Djurovic and Chen Qun signed a Cooperation agreement between ECNU and BBS in the areas of exchange of delegations, scientific exchange, exchange of professors and students, joint research etc. Along with the delegation of the BBS, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the People's Republic of China M. Bačević, third secretary in the Embassy M. Kuzmanović and Consul Gerant of the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Shanghai Z. Subotić attended the meeting.


Diplomatic basketball tournament in Beijing

(Beijing, 15 June 2015) "Global Times" organized the third diplomatic basketball tournament on 13 June 2015 in the Canadian International School of Beijing. 16 teams took part in the tournament. In addition to the teams of organizer and sponsors, the teams of Canadian International School, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Exit-Entry Administration of China and Embassies of Cuba, Canada, Thailand, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Montenegro, Lithuania and Serbia took part in the tournament. Team of the Embassy of Serbia, which won the first diplomatic basketball tournament in 2012, this year was 5th.


Chinese students of Serbian language visit the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing

(Beijing, 5 June 2015) At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing, professors and students of the Department for Serbian Language of the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) visited the Embassy on 5 June 2015. Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Milan Bačević welcomed the guests from the BFSU, after which the students watched the Serbian movie „We are not angels“.


Account for relief in Serbia

(Beijing, 28 May 2015) Gratifying all charitable people who donated resources for flood relief in the Republic of Serbia, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia is announcing that the special account of the Embassy has been closed. Hereafter, all resources in Chinese yuan for relief in Serbia may be paid to the bank account of the Embassy:


Bank of China, Head Office, Beijing, China


Account No. 778350020571 of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the People’s Republic of China


Payment purpose: Flood relief in Serbia


Donation of the computer equipment

(Beijing, 16 April 2015) Chinese company Bonn Project Investment Co. Ltd. donated the computer equipment to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing.

Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr. Milan Bačević and Chairman of the Board Mr. Yang Zhendong signed the Equipment Donation Agreement at the donation ceremony on 8 April 2015.


Visit to Serbia of the delegation of the Hebei Province

(Belgrade, 27 February 2015) The political and business delegation of the Hebei Province, led by its Vice Governor Mrs. Qin Boyong, visited Belgrade on 27 February 2015. The delegation was received by the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolić, Minister of the Mining and Energy Mr. Aleksandara Antić, President of the Assembly of the City of Belgrade Mr. Nikola Nikodijević, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Belgrade and the Institute of Transportation CIP. During the visit, the main topic was development of economic cooperation and participation of the Hebei Province in the realization of important infrastructure projects in the Republic of Serbia. The Hebei Province has the population of more than 73 million and it is the 6th most developed region of China. The intensified cooperation between Hebei and Serbia was initiated during the visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Milan Bačević to the city of  Zhangjiakou form 23 to 25 January, upon the invitation of the Provincial People`s Government of Hebei. 


Ambassador Milan Bacevic met Deputy general Director of Diplomatic Residence Compound Jiang Qi

(Beijing, 11 February 2015) On February 11th 2015 a meeting between Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Milan Bačević and Deputy general Director of Diplomatic Residence Compound Jiang Qi was held in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia. During the friendly conversation, the two sides discussed status of premises of booth countries and other issues regarding the cooperation of the Embassy with Diplomatic Residence Compound.


Text by the Ambassador M. Bačević published in magazine “China Investment”

(Beijing, 5 February 2015) The specialized Chinese magazine “China Investment”, printed in 50 thousand copies, published in February 2015 the text “New Silk Road and the New Future”, signed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Milan Bačević. The magazine is also available at:  http://www.chinainvestment.com.cn/.


Celebration Of the Saint Sava Day

(Beijing, 30 January 2015) On Friday, 30 January, in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the PR of China, with support of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia and his spouse, the Saint Sava Day was celebrated.

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Visit of Ambassador M. Bačević to the TBEA Company’s head office in Beijing

(Beijing, 27 January 2015) Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Milan Bačević and Minister Counsellor Mr. Bojan Cvetković visited the TBEA Company’s head office in Beijing on 27th January 2015, upon the invitation of the Mr. Zhou Liliang, Vice General Manager for International Business. The TBEA is one of the leading Chinese companies in the field of energy, energy transmission and new materials, with 649 patented technologies and projects in 60 countries around the world. The representatives of the company have expressed their interest for expanding of their activities in Serbia. 


Мeeting of Ambassador Bačević with the representatives of European Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

(Beijing, 23 January 2015) The Deputy Director – General of the Department of European Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xu Xiaofeng, received the Ambassador Mr. Milan Bačević and Minister Counsellor Mr. B. Cvetković on 23 January 2015. During the meeting, the actual issues concerning the economic cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Serbia were discussed, specially the improvement of Chinese direct investments and the participation of Chinese enterprises in the process of privatization of Serbian companies.  


Presentation of credentials of H.E. Mr. Ambassador Milan Bacevic to President of the People's Republic of China H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping.

(Beijing, 22 January 2015) Extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the People's Republic of China H.E. Mr. Milan Bacevic presented credentials to President of the People's Republic of China H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, on 22nd of January 2015.

In the brief meeting during the ceremony, both sides confirmed readiness for further enhancement of overall bilateral relations and deepening of strategic partnership between the Republic of Serbia and the People's Republic of China, as well as within the format of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries. Both sides stressed extraordinary good political relations, as well as possibilities for further development of cooperation in the field of economy. The mutual support on the crucial issues for both countries was confirmed.
 


Мeeting of Ambassador Bačević with the representatives of the Chinese – Serbian Business Club

(Beijing, 19 January 2015) Ambassador Mr. Milan Bačević received on 19th January 2015 the representatives of the newly formed Chinese – Serbian Business Club, who presented to him the goals and priorities of this society. The Ambassador discussed with the President and Coordinator of the Club, Mr. Zoran Bogdanović and Mr. Nebojša Ristić, about the modalities of its future cooperation with the  Embassy and the other institutions of the Republic of Serbia.


Visit of Ambassador M. Bačević to Shanghai

(Shanghai, 15 January 2015), Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the People's Republic of China M. Bačević paid a visit to Shanghai 14-15 January 2015. On that occasion, the Ambassador visited the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Shanghai and had meetings with representatives of the Foreign Affairs Office of Shanghai, Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, East China Normal University and local companies.

At the meetings, Ambassador Bačević presented the potentials for further improvement of the political, economic, trade, cultural, educational, inter-university and scientific and technological cooperation between Serbia and China.


 


Visit to Serbia of the delegation of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China

(Belgrade, 14 January 2015) The delegation of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, led by its Vice President Mr. Xu Xianping participated at the the Second Meeting of the Joint Working Group on China – Hungary – Serbia Transport Infrastructure Cooperation, held in Belgrade on 14 January 2015. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Xu Xianping, Mr. Péter Szijjartó,  Minister of External Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary and Mrs. Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia signed the Cooperation plan of the Hungarian-Serbian Railway Project. This document defined the framework and the timetable for the preparation of the Feasibility Study and the cope and the dynamics of further activities on the project. The Second Meeting of the Joint Working Group was preceded by intensive consultations between the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia and relevant Chinese institutions. It represents the important step toward the realization of the goals defined during the meeting of the prime ministers of three countries in during the third Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries held in Belgrade in December 2014, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation of the Hungarian-Serbian Railway Project.


Visit of Ambassador M. Bačević to Huawei Company’s research unit

(Beijing, 13 January 2015) Upon the invitation by senior vice-president of the Huawei Company, Mr. Guo Tianmin, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Milan Bačević and the Minister Counsellor Mr. Bojan Cvetković visited company’s research unit in Beijing on 13th January 2015. Mr. Guo Tianmin made presentation of the latest projects developed by Huawei, as one of the leading world companies in the field of information technologies, and discussed with the Ambassador about the perspectives of their further engagements in Serbia. 


Visit of Ambassador M. Bačević to Gezhouba Company

(Beijing, 8 January 2015) Mr. Yuan Baoyi and Mr. Lu Zexiang, vice presidents of the Gezhouba Company, received the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Bejinig Mr. Milan Bačević and the Minister Counsellor Mr. Bojan Cvetković at the company`s head-office in Beijing on 8th January 2015. They introduced their activities as well as their intention to develop further cooperation with Serbia. Gezhouba is one of the leading Chinese enterprises in the field of energy and infrastructure. It has realized more than 4000 projects in 80 countries, among which the most well-known is the “Three Gorges”, the most powerful hydro-power plant in the world, built on the Yangtze River in the Chinese province of Hubei.


Presentation of the project “Kanal Morava”

(Beijing, 11 December 2014) In the Embassy of Serbia in Bejinig, on 11th December 2014, the Ambassador Mr. Milan Bačević made the presentation of the project “Kanal Morava” for Mr. Wang Hongqi and Mr. Ma Xipu, representatives of the Euro-Asian Social Development Research Institute of Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. The Ambassador gave the detailed explanation of the history of the idea of the waterway which would connect the Danube with the Aegean Sea and its development and economic potentials. 


Visit of Ambassador M. Bačević to China Coal Technology and Engineering Group (CCTEG)

(Beijing, 5 December 2014) Upon the invitation of Mr. Liu Jianjun, Vice President of the China Coal Technology and Engineering Group (CCTEG), Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Milan Bačević and Minister Counsellor Mr. Bojan Cvetković visited the company’s head office in Beijing on 5 December 2014. CCTEG is one of the biggest Chinese enterprises in the field of mining and energy. The main topic of the meeting was the perspective of company’s engagement in Serbia through the realization of different projects and the partnership with relevant Serbian companies.


Visit of the delegation of the MoD and Serbian Armed Forces to the People's Republic of China

(Beijing, 24 November 2014) A delegation of the Ministry of Defense of Serbia and the Serbian Armed Forces, headed by Defense Minister Bratislav Gašić, visited the People's Republic of China from 17 to 21 November 2014.

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The exemption of visa requirements for holders of foreign passports with the valid Schengen visa, visa of the Great Britain, as well as the visas of other countries members of European Union, or with the valid visa of USA

Holders of foreign passports with the valid Schengen visa, visa of the Great Britain, as well as the visas of other countries members of European Union, or with the valid visa of  USA, can travel to the Republic of Serbia without a visa, and stay in Serbia 90 days in the period of 6 months. Furthermore, holders of foreign passports who have residence permit in the countries of Schengen zone, countries members of European Union, or USA can travel in the Republic of Serbia without a visa, and stay in Serbia 90 days in the period of 6 months.

This regulation shall enter into force on 8 November 2014.

The regulation is not valid for holders of foreign travel documents or passports issued in accordance with international conventions.
 


Visit of the Minister of Culture and Information of Serbia I. Tasovac to China

(Beijing, 28 October 2014) A delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia, led by minister Ivan Tasovac, with state secretary S. Mirkovic, secretary of the Ministry I. Jovicic, chief of the Cabinet J. Marinkovic and assistant minister A. Draca Muntean, visited the People's Republic of China from 23 to 28 October 2014 at the invitation of the Chinese Minister of Culture Cai Wu.

During his visit to Beijing, minister I. Tasovac with the delegation had meetings with the main host, Minister Cai Wu and in the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the State Administration of Sports and the China National Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the delegation visited several cultural institutions and cultural sites.

A high level of relations between the two countries was highlighted during the meetings, and ways for further intensification of cooperation were discussed (exchange of orchestras, museum exhibitions, cooperation in the field of film and new forms of creative industries, translating literary works, preservation of cultural heritage etc).

During a visit to Shanghai, MKI I. Tasovac had meetings with representatives of the city administration and the directors of several cultural institutions.
 


Visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić to the People's Republic of China, 9-12 September 2014

(Beijing, 13 September 2014) Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić visited the People's Republic of China from 9 to 12 September 2014. During a visit to China, PM A. Vucic was in Beijing and Tianjin, where he participated in the World Economic Forum ("Summer Davos") and attended the opening ceremony.

In Tianjin a bilateral meeting was held with Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang. During the talks, the two Prime Ministers emphasized the extraordinary political relations and especially mutual willingness to further deepen strategic partnership in all areas. With determination to further develop economic cooperation between Serbia and China, cooperation on implementation of major projects between the two countries was especially underlined. In addition to the completion of the project of the bridge Zemun-Borča, special emphasis was placed on the project of modernization of the railway Belgrade-Budapest, as well as other ongoing and planned projects with Chinese partners.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang accepted the invitation of PM Aleksandar Vučić to visit Belgrade in December 2014, during the Summit of the Prime Ministers of China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This will be the first bilateral visit from China to Belgrade on the level of Prime Minister after three decades, and bridge Zemun-Borča over the Danube, being built by a Chinese company CRBC, will be open on this occasion.

During his stay in China PM Aleksandar Vucic had a meeting with the Vice Governor of the China Development Bank Mr. Zhao Xiaoyu, as well as the leaders of a number of Chinese companies.


VISA REGIME BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND MONGOLIA

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Mongolia on the exemption of visa requirements shall enter into force on 17 July 2014. The exemption of visa requirements is valid for all types of passports. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia will be able to travel to Mongolia without of visa and stay in Mongolia for 90 days in the period of six months from the first entry. The same conditions are for citizens of Mongolia, traveling to the Republic of Serbia.


Ministerial conference on the promotion of economic cooperation and trade between China and CEE countries and Products Fair in Ningbo

(Beijing, 12 June 2014) Organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, the Secretariat for Cooperation between China and the CEE countries and the Government of Ningbo, a Ministerial conference on the promotion of economic cooperation and trade between China and CEE countries was held in Ningbo 7-9. June 2014. Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng hosted the representatives of 16 CEE countries. Serbia was represented by the State Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Stevan Nikčević.

All parties underlined commitment to the further development of cooperation between China and CEE. In his speech, S. Nikčević stressed readiness of Serbia for further development of strategic partnership with the People's Republic of China, especially in the area of economic cooperation. He invited Chinese investors to invest in Serbia.

S. Nikčević had separate meetings with the Vice Minister of Commerce of China Zhong Shan and Vice-MFA of Hungary P. Szijjártó, as well as a short courtesy meeting with the State Councilor Yang Jiechi.

During the Conference, CEE countries' Products Fair was held in Ningbo. The participation of Serbia was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce.


First Meeting of the Joint Working Group on China-Serbia-Hungary Transport Infrastructure Cooperation

(Beijing, 9 June 2014) First high-level meeting of the Joint Working Group on China-Serbia-Hungary Transport Infrastructure Cooperation, regarding the project of modernization of the railway Belgrade-Budapest, took place in Beijing on 6 June 2014. Delegation of the Republic of Serbia was headed by Dejan Trifunovic, State Secretary for the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of Serbia. In the delegation were also Miodrag Jocic, Assistant Minister for railways and intermodal transportation and from the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing Charge d’ Affaires a.i. T. Panajotovic Cvetkovic, counselor M. Stefanovic and third secretary M. Kuzmanovic.

Chinese delegation was led by Mr. Xu Xianping, Vice Chairman from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, and Hungarian by Mr. Péter Szijjártó, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Economic Relations of the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary.

Representatives of the three sides discussed objectives, principles, major tasks and modalities regarding this project, which plays an important role in the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe.


Humanitarian action at the club "Ink" in Beijing

(Beijing, 31 May 2014) On 29 May 2014 a humanitarian action was organized in the club "Ink" in Beijing, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing and the Association of Serbia and friends.

Check with the amount of 35,136 RMB, which were raised at this event, was handed by the co-owner of the club Mr. Ivan Maksimovic to the Embassy on 30 May 2014. Embassy expresses its gratitude to all those who assisted and participated.


Floods in Serbia – meeting with the representatives of the Chinese media

(Beijing, 28 May 2014) A meeting with the representatives of the major Chinese media was organized at the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing on 28 May 2014, in order to inform on the catastrophic floods in Serbia and ways to send the humanitarian help. Media representatives from Renmin Ribao, Guanming Daily, Global Times, China Radio International, Lookwe magazine etc. were present at the meeting.

Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković explained the current situation in the Republic of Serbia, Serbian Government's efforts to manage the floods, as well as possibilities for sending aid from China to Serbia. She appealed for help from the media in disseminating information on methods of collecting humanitarian aid, while thanking for the announced support of the Chinese Government and the Red Cross of China.

After the meeting, head of the editorial board of China Radio International in Serbian language Tian Yu (Ana) presented the donation of the CRI, collected in a humanitarian action of the Radio in the amount of RMB 10,146.00 and $ 100. The ceremony was attended by journalists from the editorial board Branko Žujović and Zoran Ranković, who was the initiator of the said humanitarian action.


Chinese students of Serbian language visit the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing

(Beijing, May 28, 2014) At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing, professors and students of the Department for Serbian Language of the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) visited the Embassy on 27 May 2014. Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy T. Panajotović Cvetkovic welcomed the guests from the BFSU, after which the students watched the Serbian movie "Ginger – More than a Game". Before the screening, the gathered honored the victims of the floods in Serbia with a minute of silence.

 


Humanitarian Aid of the Association of Serbia and Friends

(Beijing, 22 May 2014) Regarding the catastrophic floods in Serbia, Association Serbia and Friends organized the collecting of humanitarian aid in Beijing. The Association raised funds in the amount of 16,300 RMB and 400 euros, which were delivered to the Embassy on 21 May 2014. Embassy expresses its gratitude to all those who assisted and participated.


Book оf Condolences opened in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia

Due to the catastrophic floods in Serbia in which many people lost their lives, the Serbian Embassy would like to inform that three days of national mourning have been declared in the Republic of Serbia and a Book of Condolences will be opened at the Serbian Embassy, San Li Tun, Dong Liu Jie Yi, Beijing, on the following days:

May 21, 14:00 pm to 16:00 pm

May 22, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

May 23, 13:00 pm to 16:00 pm


FLOODS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA - APPEAL FOR HELP

Heaviest rain and wave of floods, the largest that hit Serbia in the last thousand years, unprecedented in the history of the Republic of Serbia, struck the country on 15 May.

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Cyclist Snežana Radojičić in China

(Beijing, 3 April 2014) Cyclist Snežana Radojičić, who in July 2011 embarked on a trip around the world by bicycle, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing on 2 April 2014. Representatives of the Embassy wished her success and happiness in this unique venture.


Francophonie football tournament in Beijing

(Beijing, 24 March 2014) In celebration of the month of Francophonie in China, in the organization of the French Embassy and the French football club in Beijing L' Equipe, a diplomatic football tournament was held on the 23 March 2014 at the O'le football field in Beijing. As in previous years, the Embassy of Serbia participated in the competition. Among six teams (Serbia, France, Belgium, Ivory Coast and two teams with mixed composition), Serbian team was ranked fifth.


Marking the tenth anniversary of the pogrom of Serbs and non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija

(Beijing, March 2014) Tenth anniversary of the pogrom of Serbs and non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija (17.3.2004) was marked on the 21.3.2014. in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing, by the Association of Serbs in China "Serbia and friends" and the Embassy, in the presence of about 30 representatives of the Serbian diaspora and foreign guests. After the president of the Association "Serbia and Friends" Zoran Bogdanović and Charge d’ Affairs a.i. of the Embassy Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković addressed the guests, film regarding the 17th March pogrom "Crime without punishment after 10 years" was screened.


Meeting of the trilateral working group of Serbia, China and Hungary regarding the modernization of the Belgrade-Budapest railway

(Beijing, 17 March 2014) A technical meeting of the trilateral working group of Serbia, Hungary and China regarding cooperation on high-speed railway project between Belgrade and Budapest was held in Beijing in the National Development and Reform Commission of China on 11 March of 2014. At the meeting, representatives of the three parties presented their vision of further work and preparation for the first official meeting at the level of heads of working groups.

In the Serbian delegation, which was headed by the deputy minister of transport Dejan Lasica, were also the special adviser to the minister of finance Maria Bijelić, assistant director general of the Serbian Railways Nena Tomović, director of development of the Serbian Railways Milan Stanisavljević, technical director of the Institute of transportation CIP Milosav Andjelković and lead designer of the Institute of transportation CIP Jelica Šumanac.

In addition to participating in the meeting in the National Development and Reform Commission, the delegation was received by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Chao, who is also the Secretary General of the Secretariat for cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries.

During the visit to China, the delegation also had talks with representatives of Chinese companies.

From the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing, Charge d' Affaires a. i. Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković, minister counselor for economic affairs Zoran Djordjević and third secretary Mirko Kuzmanović were also present at the meetings.


Visit of the delegation of the Clinical Center of Serbia to China

(Beijing, March 2014) Director of the Clinical Center of Serbia prof. dr Miljko Ristić and chief of the surgical unit of the Clinic of Cardio-surgery, dr Svetozar Putnik visited China from 4 to 9 March 2014, at the invitation of the „Carvar Heart“ Center in Yinchuan in the province of Ningxia.

The aim of the visit was the agreement on cooperation between Clinical Center of Serbia and „Carvar Heart“ Center, which would include opening of the cardio-surgery center in China with the help of a team of experts from the Clinical Center of Serbia. In this regard, the delegation of Clinical Center of Serbia had talks with the director of „Carvar Heart“ Center Su Yin.

During the visit of the delegation of the Clinical Center of Serbia to Beijing, a meeting was organized with senior Chinese officials - Secretary of the Communist Party of Yinchuan Xu Guangguo, as well as with the Mayor Ma Li, which was attended by representatives of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing.

During the meeting both sides expressed their willingness to establish long-term cooperation in the field of medicine between the two above-mentioned medical centers.


Touring of the ensemble „Frula“ in China

(Beijing, 27 February 2014) At the beginning of its two-month tour in the People's Republic of China, the cultural-artistic ensemble „Frula“ („Flute“) from Belgrade visited the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing on the 27 February 2014.

Artistic director of the ensemble Mr. Dragoslav Džadžević and the entire lineup of the „Frula“ was greeted and welcomed by the Chargé d' Affaires a. i. of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković.

Ensemble „Frula“, which has for 50 years successfully promoted the national folk dances of Serbia all around the world, is touring in China for the third time.

During the two-month tour „Frula“ will perform more than 40 concerts in more than 25 cities in China. The tour will last until 1 May 2014.


Visit of a delegation of "Zastava vehicles" Group to China

(Beijing, 23 February 2014) Delegation of "Zastava vehicles" Group, headed by the CEO Dragan Srejović, visited China from 18 to 22 February 2014 and had talks with Chinese partners in Beijing, Hefei, Nanjing and Xi’an on the possibilities of cooperation in the auto industry.

Chargé d' Affaires a. i. of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković took part in the meetings with Chinese partners.


Reception at the Embassy of Serbia on the occasion of the National Day and the Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Serbia

(Beijing, 20 February 2014) On 19 February 2013 Embassy of Serbia in Beijing held a reception on the occasion of the National Day and the Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Serbia. The reception was attended by representatives of major Chinese institutions, the diplomatic and consular corps, military corps, leading Chinese medias, entrepreneurs, Serbian diaspora and many Chinese friends of Serbia.

The guest of honor of the Chinese side was the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Wang Chao, who is also the Secretary General of the Secretariat for cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries. Guest from the People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China was Major General Sun Jingwei from the National Defense University of China.

During the meeting between Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković and the Vice Minister Wang, the high level of bilateral relations between Serbia and China was highlighted, as well as a commitment to further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

While addressing guests of the reception, Charge d’ Affaires a.i. T. Panajotović Cvetković underlined the excellent cooperation between Serbia and China and briefly presented the foreign policy priorities of the Republic of Serbia.


Visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia and “Kostolac” Power plant to the People’s Republic of China

(Beijing, 18 January 2014) Delegation of the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, led by Deputy Minister Dejan Trifunović, which included director of the “Kostolac” Power plant Dragan Jovanović and advisor Ms. Olivera Matić Brbora, visited the People's Republic of China from 12 to 17 January 2014, regarding the activities on the project of construction of “Kostolac B” Power plant.

During the visit, the delegation met with the representatives of EXIM Bank and CMEC and had talks about current work on the first phase and the preparations for the second phase of the construction of the Power plant.

From the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing, Charge d' Affaires a. i. Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković and minister counselor for economic affairs Zoran Djordjević were also present at the meetings.


Visit of the Charge d' Affaires a. i. of the Embassy of Serbia to the People’s Republic of China to the Harbin Normal University

(Beijing, 4 January 2014) Charge d'Affaires a. i. of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković visited Harbin Normal University on 3 January 2014. On that occasion she had talks with the representatives of the University and the Institute of Slavic languages, where Serbian language is taught on a facultative basis. During the meeting, the current cooperation with educational institutions in Serbia and possibilities for its further improvement was discussed. At the Institute for Slavic languages currently 140 Chinese students learn Serbian language, helped by a Serbian language lector Mr. Vladan Jočić. Mrs. Panajotović Cvetković stressed great importance of educational cooperation between Serbia and China and wished the students of Serbian language success in their further studying.


Symposium of the think tanks between China and CEE

(Beijing, 21 December 2013) The high-level Symposium of the think tanks between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe was held in Beijing on 19 December 2013. The Symposium was organized by the Secretariat for cooperation between China and CEE, and the China Foundation for International Studies (CFIS). The event was attended by more than 300 representatives of the governments of CEE countries and China, representatives of the research institutes, independent organizations, think tanks, academia and others.

From the Republic of Serbia the meeting was attended by the special advisor to the First Deputy of the Prime Minister of Serbia, N. Stevanović; the former MFA of Serbia and former President of the 67 Session of the UN GA and the director of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development V. Jeremić; the former minister of education of Serbia and previous National coordinator for cooperation under the mechanism China – CEE Ž. Obradović; financial director of the company "Telekom" M. Dželetović; former Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Army and former deputy of the MFA Z. Ponoš; former advisor to the MFA and UN GA President D. Krnjević Mišković; former minister of culture of the FR of Yugoslavia and Dean of the Faculty of Media and Communications at the University "Singidunum" N. Popović Perišić and professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade D. Mitrović.

In separate presentations on various panels, the participants of the Symposium stressed the importance of cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on strategic partnership between Serbia and China.


Workshop on agricultural cooperation between China and CEE

(Beijing, 30 November 2013) In the organization of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Annual Workshop on Agricultural Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries for 2013 was held in Beijing on 29 November 2013. In addition to the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of China, the meeting was attended by representatives of the Embassy of Slovenia, Montenegro, Hungary, Estonia, Macedonia, Romania, Poland, Moldova, Czech Republic and Serbia.

Representatives from the Chinese side presented the agricultural cooperation between China and CEE countries in 2013 and reviewed the work plan for 2014.

A representative of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing M. Kuzmanović presented to the participants of the meeting the cooperation between Serbia and China and the potential for its further development in the field of agriculture. He indicated, as particularly significant activities in the 2013, the visit of China's Deputy Minister of Agriculture Niu Dun to Serbia in July, as well as the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in agriculture, during the visit of the President of Serbia T. Nikolić to China in August.


Presenting the investment opportunities in Serbia

(Beijing, 29 November 2013) Chinese law firm Beijing Deheng, with the assistance and cooperation of the Austrian law offices Wolf Theis, organized Seminar on Investment in Central and Eastern Europe on 28 November 2013. The seminar was attended by representatives of more than 20 Chinese companies, some of which already have cooperation with Serbia (e.g. CMEC, a company engaged in the revitalization of the "Kostolac" powerplant).

A representative of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing, counselor M. Stefanović informed the participants of the seminar with investment opportunities and business potential in Serbia. She pointed out that the strategic partnership between Serbia and China and extraordinary political bilateral relations open up opportunities for intensive economic cooperation between the two countries and especially the bigger presence of Chinese investors in the Serbian market. Excellent cooperation between Serbia and China in the field of infrastructure was highlighted, with particular emphasis on the Zemun-Borča bridge on the Danube, China's largest infrastructure project in Europe, as well as the revitalization of "Kostolac" powerplant. Chinese businessmen were invited to invest in strategic sectors in Serbia - infrastructure, energy, natural resources and mining, agriculture, car industry and other fields.


Summit of the prime ministers of China and CEE countries in Bucharest

(Beijing 27 November 2013) The Summit between the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and premiers of 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe was held in Bucharest on 25 and 26 November 2013. Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić participated at the Summit. In the Serbian delegation at the summit were also the Minister of Energy, Development and Environment Zorana Mihajlović and Minister of Transport Aleksandar Antić.

I. Dačić stressed at the Summit that regional cooperation and cooperation with China represent the foreign policy priorities of Serbia and thanked China for having established a mechanism for cooperation with CEE countries. He emphasized that Serbia has excellent and friendly relations with China, which were raised to a qualitatively higher level after the strategic partnership was introduced between the two countries in 2009. He also recalled the joint projects whose implementation is in progress: building a section of the highway between Serbia and Montenegro, the construction of a bridge over the Danube in Belgrade (Zemun - Borča) and the second phase of the revitalization of the "Kostolac" powerplant.

Serbian Prime Minister said that Serbia, as a candidate country for membership in the EU and strategic partner of China, strongly supports further strengthening of the strategic partnership between the EU and China in all segments.

Premier I. Dačić , Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Premier of Hungary V. Orban reached an agreement in Bucharest on the joint project of modernization of the railway between Belgrade and Budapest.


Visit of Foreign Minister of Mongolia L. Bold to Serbia

(Beijing, 11 November 2013) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Economy of Mongolia L. Bold paid his first official visit to Serbia from 7 to 10 November 2013, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia I. Mrkić.

In addition to meeting with his host, L. Bold was received by Prime Minister of Serbia I. Dačić, while a meeting with the Mayor of Novi Sad M. Vučević was organized during a visit of the Mongolian delegation to Novi Sad.

After the meeting between the ministers Mrkić and Bold, on the 8 November 2013, an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Mongolia on the abolition of visas for citizens of the two countries was signed.

During the visit, views were exchanged on the prospects for further improvement of overall bilateral relations between Serbia and Mongolia.

MFA Bold also participated in a business forum "Opportunities for improvement of Serbian-Mongolian economic cooperation", held at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.


Performance of the Serbian choir "Viva Vox" in Beijing

(Beijing, 11 November 2013) Serbian choir "Viva Vox" has performed in the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on 8 November 2013.

Along with the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of China, at the concert were also present representatives from the other Chinese institutions and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in China.

The song "Bella Ciao" from the movie "The Bridge", one of the most popular Yugoslav films in China, was among several songs that "Viva Vox" performed in the Chinese language.

 


Visit of Minister M. Bačević to the People's Republic of China

(Beijing, 7 November 2013) Serbian minister of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning prof. dr Milan Bačević was in an official visit to the People's Republic of China from 1 to 6 November 2013. From 3 to 5 November, M. Bačević participated in the International congress on mining "China Mining 2013" in Tianjin, which was attended by ministers of ten countries, Chinese officials and experts. At a special ministerial forum, minister Bačević presented a guide for investing in the mining industry in Serbia and invited Chinese investors to invest in Serbia.

Minister Bačević met with Minister of Land and Resources of China Jiang Daming, with whom he discussed the promotion of cooperation between the two countries. On this occasion, the two ministers signed a Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of geology and mining.

M. Bačević also met with representatives of a number of Chinese corporations, interested in investment in Serbia in the field of natural resources, infrastructure, geology and mining.

Together with the Minister Bačević, director of the Geological Institute of Serbia, prof. dr Dragoman Rabrenović also visited China, and signed with the director of the Geological Institute of China a Memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the two institutes in the field of geology and mining.


The First international forum on the East-West cultural integration and dissemination

(Beijing, 1 November 2013) "The First international forum on the East-West cultural integration and dissemination", organized by the Communication University of China and of the "Home and Abroad News Press" in Beijing on 30 October 2013, was attended by experts, representatives of Chinese institutions and diplomatic missions in Beijing.

Forum was opened by the president of the "Home and Abroad News Press" Mrs. Wei Yan. The forum participants were greeted by He Peijie, Member of CPPCC Standing Committee and Zhang Fan, the Deputy Secretary of Press and Publication Bureau of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee. They stressed that the process of globalization has led to greater interaction between different civilizations and cultures and that better understanding and stronger cultural and social exchange between East and West is an important goal.

Representatives of diplomatic missions in Beijing also addressed the Forum. Charge d' Affaires a.i. of the Serbian Embassy, T. Panajotović Cvetković, emphasized the excellent level of overall bilateral relations between Serbia and China, as confirmed by the recent visit of the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Tomislav Nikolić to China. She underlined that the relations between the two countries are excellent in the field of cultural exchange, which is reflected in high-level visits, cultural events in China and Serbia, student’s exchange programs, learning of languages etc. She highlighted the fact that the China will be the guest of honor at the International Belgrade Book Fair 2014.

In his speech, Vice Principal of Communication University of China, Hu Zhengrong, stressed the importance of holding such meetings, which encourage intercultural exchange and cooperation. He praised the cooperation that the CUC has with the University of Belgrade and the Confucius Institute in Belgrade.


Forum for young political leaders between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe

(Beijing, 26 October 2013) Forum for young political leaders between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe was held in Beijing, 23-25 October 2013. The forum was organized by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in cooperation with the All-China Youth Federation and supported by the Secretariat of China - CEE. The event was attended by 43 representatives of the main political parties in the CEE countries, including three representatives from Serbia - Konstantin Samofalov, Member of Parliament and member of the International Department of the Democratic Party, Mirjana Jocković from Socialist Party of Serbia and Nikola Erić, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations of Serbian Progressive Party.

The forum was opened by Wang Jiarui, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee. The opening ceremony was attended by the heads of foreign missions in Beijing from CEE countries, including Charge d’ Affairs a.i. of the Embassy of Serbia T. Panajotović Cvetković, who met with the forum participants from Serbia.


Diplomatic football tournament "Milu Cup 2013"

(Beijing, 21 October 2013) Diplomatic football tournament „Milu Cup 2013“, organized by the Embassy of Serbia, with the support of the Association „Serbia and Friends“, was held in Beijing, in the hall of the National Olympic Sports Center on 19 October 2013. „Milu Cup“ was held in the presence of the Chinese media, the diplomatic corps, Serbian diaspora and Chinese football fans. Organized in honor of the famous football coach Bora Milutinović, „Milu Cup“ has grown into a traditional event, which annually brings together an increasing number of participants. This year 17 teams attended the tournament, with players from many more countries. In addition to the Embassy of Serbia, in the tournament participated the embassies of Bulgaria, Poland, France, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Italy, Croatia and the combined team of South American countries „Suramerica“, as well as B. Milutinović’s team „Milu Stars Aspire“, teams of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Administration of Sports of China, and medias CCTV, CRI, Global Times and Sino-us.com. Exclusive sponsor of this year's „Milu Cup“ was the company „Shandong Hi-Speed Group“, while the media sponsors were China Radio International and Global Times.

Winning team of the fifth „Milu Cup“ was „Suramerica“. Second place went to the team „Milu Stars Aspire“, third to Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Serbia was fifth. Juan Manuel from „Suramerica“ won the „Best player“ award. Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Serbia, Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetkovic, Deputy General Manager of "Shandong Hi-Speed Group" Mr. Deng Wenhua, and Mr. Bora Milutinović presented the trophies to the winning teams.


Meeting of the MFA of Serbia Ivan Mrkić with Vice-MFA of China Song Tao

(Beijing, 13 October 2013) MFA of Serbia I. Mrkić had a meeting on 12 October 2013 with the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Song Tao, who visited Belgrade for a meeting with the Chinese ambassadors from the CEE region, as part of preparations for the summit of China and CEE countries in Bucharest, at the end of November this year.

During the meeting, both sides expressed their willingness to further strengthen the strategic partnership between Serbia and China in all areas and confirmed a high degree of mutual trust and support. They emphasized an importance of a visit of the Serbian president T. Nikolić to China in August 2013, when a Joint declaration on deepening the strategic partnership between Serbia and China was signed. Referring to his meeting with Chinese MFA Wang during the visit of president Nikolić to China, Minister Mrkić reiterated his expectation that MFA Wang would soon visit Serbia.

Chinese side reiterated consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia and our views on Kosovo and Metohija, while Serbian side repeated its continued support to the policy of "one China".

MFA Mrkić and Vice-MFA Song Tao, who is also the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Cooperation between China and CEE countries, exchanged views on the upcoming China - CEE Summit, to which both sides attach great importance.


The charity exhibition match between Novak Djokovic and Li Na

(Beijing, 20 September 2013) The charity exhibition match between Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, the world No.1, and the famous Chinese tennis player Li Na, will be held on 27th of September at the China Open Diamond Court of the National Tennis Center in Beijing.

Li Na and Novak Djokovic will donate the entire amount earned from the ticket sales for this match to the Song Qing Ling Foundation, which is part of the China Youth Tennis Development Fund Project.

Organizers of the match are the Beijing China Open Promotion and the China Environmental Energy Holdings, as well as 51.give.org - Online Donation Platform.

15 thousand spectators are expected to attend this charity match, which will have media coverage from more than 60 international media companies.

The sports channel of the Chinese National Television CCTV5 will broadcast the match.

Information regarding the purchase of the tickets, are available at the website of the China Open, http://tickets.chinaopen.com.cn/index.asp

We invite all tennis fans, friends of Serbia and China, Serbian citizens in China, and all the people of good will to attend this game.


Visit of the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić to the People's Republic of China, 25-29 August 2013

(Beijing, 30 August 2013) The President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic visited the People's Republic of China from 25 to 29 August 2013. During the visit to China, president Nikolić stayed in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. This is the first visit by a head of state from the region of Central and Eastern Europe to China since the election of the new Chinese leadership in March 2013. President Nikolić's spouse, Mrs. Dragica Nikolić, accompanied the president.

The delegation included the ministers of the Serbian Government – Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkić, Minister of Construction and Urbanism Velimir Ilić and Minister of Mining, Natural Resources and Spatial Planning Milan Bačević.

In Beijing, president Nikolić met with the Chinese president Xi Jinping, Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. During the talks with the Chinese leadership, joint commitment to further strengthen the friendship and strategic partnership was confirmed. The two presidents signed a Joint Statement of the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of China to deepen strategic partnership, while ministers signed several agreements on economic cooperation, infrastructure, agriculture and IT sectors.

It is expected that the state visit of the Serbian delegation, headed by President Nikolić, will start a new phase of friendship and strategic partnership between Serbia and China.

Serbian President also met in Beijing with senior representatives of Chinese companies operating in Serbia.

Serbian president gave separate interviews to newspapers Renmin Ribao, China Daily, as well as an exclusive interview to CCTV program "Leaders". In addition, Serbian president held a press conference for the representatives of the most influential Chinese media.

Spouse of Serbian president, Mrs. Dragica Nikolić, had a separate meeting with the Chinese president’s spouse, Mrs. Peng Liyuen.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivan Mrkić had a separate meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi. Minister Mrkić said that the visit and signed agreements will further improve relations between the two friendly countries.

In the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing on 27 August 2013, a reception was held for representatives of Chinese institutions, businessmen of the two countries and Serbian diaspora. The guests were addressed by President T. Nikolić. The guest of honor from the Chinese side was Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Mr. Song Tao.

On 28 August 2013 Serbian president opened the Forum on Economic and Trade Cooperation between Serbia and China in Hangzhou. In addition, he had a meeting with the Secretary of the CCP of the Zhejiang province, Mr. Xia Baolong, as well as with the Province Governor Mr. Li Qiang. During the visit to Hangzhou, Serbian president visited high-tech industrial park, IT company "Alibaba" and the car factory "Geely".

T. Nikolić visited Shanghai on 29 August, where he met with the executive vice-mayor Mr. Tu Guangshao and visited the Centre for Urban Planning of Shanghai.


Students from Serbia visited the Embassy

(Beijing, 15 August 2013) The group of students from several high schools from Belgrade visited Serbian embassy in Beijing on 14 August 2013. Under the scholarships of the Confucius Institute in Belgrade, students from Serbia attended one-month Chinese language course in Beijing. Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Serbia T. Panajotović Cvetković welcomed students from Serbia, who conveyed positive impressions about their stay in China and Beijing.


Screening of the film "Montevideo, Taste of a Dream" on CCTV-6

(Beijing, 5 August 2013) On Saturday 3 August 2013 in the evening Serbian film "Montevideo, Taste of a Dream" was aired on the movie channel of the Chinese national television CCTV-6. It is the first screening of a contemporary Serbian film on Chinese national television.

Before the film, a twenty minute show "The Best Movies" dedicated to "Montevideo" presented Serbia, telling a story about the history of Yugoslavia and Serbia, as well as the success of former Yugoslavia and present-day Serbia in the fields of sport and film.

This was followed by a telephone interview of the film director Dragan Bjelogrlić, in which he presented his ideas and impressions during the filming of "Montevideo", which became the most viewed modern Serbian film, shown at over 50 film festivals around the world.

After the film, four journalists and critics who visited Serbia shared their impressions, presenting our country as modern and desirable tourist destination.


Deputy Minister of Agriculture of China visits Serbia

(Beijing, 26 July 2013) Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia Goran Knežević and members of the delegation from the People's Republic of China, led by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mr. Niu Dun held on 25 July 2013 in Belgrade a meeting, discussing the potential of improving cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture.

On this occasion, the State Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia Danijel Golubović stressed the importance of improving relations between Serbia and China, noting that there is significant potential for improving cooperation in areas of agricultural machinery, meat processing, plant protection, in the field of scientific research and other categories of agro-industrial complex.


The Local leaders' Forum between China and CEE countries

(Beijing, 7 July 2013) A Forum dedicated to cooperation between local governments of China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe was held in the Chinese city of Chongqing from 1 to 5 July 2013. The Serbian delegation headed by Milomir Premović, deputy of the National coordinator for the China - CEE cooperation and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Serbia. Beside him, the delegation included Mayor of Leskovac Goran Cvetanović, Assistant Mayor of Novi Sad Vanja Vučenović, President of Regional Chamber of economy Subotica Slobodan Vojnović, Deputy director of Vojvodina investment promotion Milana Milić, Director of the Tourist Organization of Leskovac Žikica Nestorović, President of Municipality of Raška Jovan Čorbić, Vice Mayor of Kruševac Siniša Maksimović and economic representatives from several companies, as well as representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing.

The Serbian delegation participated in several panel discussions in which the possibility of expanding cooperation between Chinese cities and provinces and 16 countries of CEE was discussed.

The head of Serbian delegation M. Premović gave several interviews - to China Radio International and local media - highlighting the good relations between Serbia and China and the successful cooperation in the field of infrastructure.

During the Forum an exhibition devoted to each of the 16 CEE countries was organized. The Serbian pavilion was very well attended.


The 2nd Session of Serbia-China Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee was held in Beijing on 25 June 2013.

(Beijing, 30 June 2013) The 2nd Session of Serbia-China Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee was held in Beijing on 25 June 2013.

The delegation of the Republic of Serbia, which visited China 24-28 June 2013, was led by prof. Radivoje Mitrović, State Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, while the Chinese delegation was led by Cao Jianlin, Vice Minister in the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.

Delegations exchanged information on key strategies and plans in the field of scientific and technological development as well as information on international scientific and technological cooperation.

The two sides evaluated the current joint projects in the fields of science and technology as a success and highlighted the commitment to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of science and technology.

The third session of the Joint Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation will be held in Belgrade in 2015.


Days of Serbian Film in China

(Beijing, 23 June 2013) On 18 June 2013, in the "Broadway Cinematheque Moma" cinema in Beijing, in the presence of about 140 guests (Chinese citizens and students, representatives of Chinese institutions, the diplomatic corps and the Serbian diaspora), opening ceremony of the "Days of Serbian film in the People’s Republic of China" (Serbian film festival) was held.

Serbian Film Festival was opened by the Deputy Director General of the Film Bureau of the People’s Republic of China, Mrs. Zhang Ling and head of the film delegation of the Republic of Serbia and Adviser for Culture to the President of Republic of Serbia Mr. Radoslav Pavlovic. Visitors were addressed by the Charge d' Affaires a.i. of the Serbian Embassy in Beijing Mrs. Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković and actress Tamara Dragičević.

The opening ceremony was followed with a screening of the film "The Scent of Rain in the Balkans".

The film delegation of Serbia, during their stay in Beijing and Shanghai, held talks on mutual cooperation with representatives of institutions of the People's Republic of China - Film Bureau of the State Administration of Radio Film and Television, China Film Co-production Corporation and the Shanghai Film Festival.

From 18 to 22 June and from 1 to 5 July 2013, 5 contemporary Serbian films will be shown - "The Scent of Rain in the Balkans", "Professor Kosta Vujic’s Hat", "O Gringo", "When Day Breaks" and "Belgrade Phantom". The same films are shown in Shanghai from 21 to 25 June 2013.


Visit of the Minister of Construction and Urbanization of the Republic of Serbia V. Ilić to China

(Beijing, 23 June 2013) Minister of Construction and Urbanization of Serbia Velimir Ilić paid a working visit to the People's Republic of China from 16 to 22 June 2013, at the invitation of Vice-governor of the Shandong Province and Shandong High-speed Group.

During his stay in Beijing, Minister Ilić had a meeting with the representatives of Chinese Exim Bank, in which was discussed the granting of preferential loans for the construction of the E-763 highway from Obrenovac to Ljig in Serbia.

During his visit to China, Minister Ilić also visited Jinan, the provincial capital of Shandong, where he held talks with Vice-Governor of the Province Zhang Chaochao and representatives of Shandong High-speed Group and Shandong International Economic and Technical Corporation.


Chinese students of Serbian language visit the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing

(Beijing, 30 May 2013) At the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing, professors and students of the Department of Serbian Language of the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), visited the Embassy on the 29 May 2013. Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy T. Panajotović Cvetkovic welcomed the guests from the BFSU, after which the students watched the Serbian movie "Professor Kosta Vujic’s Hat" directed by Zdravko Šotra. Representatives of the Embassy delivered to the students books in Serbian language and brochures about Serbia.


Visit of the Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia B. Petković to the People’s Republic of China

(Beijing, 20 May 2013) The first Forum on Cultural Cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries was held from 13 to 19 May 2013 in Beijing and Shenzhen. The delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia was led by minister Bratislav Petković.

During his stay in Beijing (13-16 May) minister B. Petković had a bilateral meeting with the minister of culture of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Cai Wu on the 13 May 2013, when a Programme of Cooperation in the Areas of Culture and Art between the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia and Ministry of Culture of China for the period 2013-2016 was signed.

The Forum expressed willingness to enhance cooperation and exchanges in the fields of culture and adopted the Guidelines for the development of cultural cooperation between China and CEE countries, which expressed the intention of all parties to further improve cultural cooperation.

During the Forum, a retrospective exhibition of cultural exchange between China and CEE was opened at the National Museum of China, where were, among others, exhibited photographs and publications that show long-lasting and fruitful cooperation between China and Serbia.

Delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia has also visited Shenzhen (16-19 May), and participated in a Forum on international marketing of products and projects in the field of culture.


Diplomatic football tournament

(Beijing, 13 May 2013) In the organization of the China Centre for International Sports Exchange and the General Administration of Sport of China, 17th Beijing's diplomatic football tournament was held on 11 May 2013 in Beijing. The tournament was attended by 15 teams. Beside the organizers, at the tournament participated the teams from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the 12 embassies in Beijing (Germany, Denmark, Italy, UK, Romania, Switzerland, Hungary, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Serbia). Serbian team, consisted of representatives of the Embassy and diaspora association "Serbia and Friends", won seventh place in the tournament.


Exhibition of paintings by painters from Kovačica

(Beijing, 11 May 2013.) An exhibition of paintings of naive artists from Kovačica, Janoš Mesaroš and Jan Glozik, who attended the ceremony, was held on the 10 May 2013 in the residence of the Ambassador of Slovakia in Beijing.

The exhibition was opened by the Ambassador of Slovakia, H.E. F. Dlhopolček and Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Serbia, T. Panajotović Cvetković. They presented the works of Mesaroš and Glozik and the school and naive painting of Kovačica, which gained worldwide popularity through the presentation of folklore motives of ethnic communities in Vojvodina, as a positive model of a multicultural environment and exchange.

The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, the Chinese academic community and members of the Serbian and Slovak diasporas in Beijing.


Participation of the MFA I. Mrkić at the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies in Ulan Bator, 27-29. April 2013

(Beijing, 30 April 2013) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. I. Mrkić participated in the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, which was held in Ulan Bator in Mongolia from 27 to 29 April 2013. In addition to discussions with the host, Foreign Minister of Mongolia L. Bold, MFA I. Mrkić also held talks with the President of Mongolia T. Elbegdorj, Mongolia's Minister of Energy M. Sonompil and State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Mongolia Mr. G. Tsogtsaikhan.

At the sidelines of the Conference MFA I. Mrkić had meetings with U.S. Deputy of Secretary of State B. Burns, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand S. Tovichakchaikul, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Sh. Suzuki, Foreign Secretary in the MFA of Nepal D. P. Bhattarai, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan L. D. Tshering, Deputy Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone E. Jusu, MFA of Indonesia R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, Secretary General of the OSCE L. Zannier. Minister I. Mrkić also had meetings with senior officials of Lithuania, Sweden, Brazil, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Norway, Ireland, Slovakia, R. of Korea and the EU.


Fourth China-Europe High-level Political Parties Forum

(Beijing, 25 April) Fourth China-Europe High-level Political Parties Forum organized by the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held in the city of Suzhou from 20 to 24 April 2013. Leaders and senior representatives of the CPC and the political parties from Europe discussed the ways to strengthen the overall political and economic relations and cooperation between China and countries of Europe, through inter-party cooperation.

Delegations of 44 political parties from 27 European countries, including the Republic of Serbia, were represented in the Forum. The delegation of the Socialist Party of Serbia was headed by Milomir Premović, advisor to the Prime Minister of Serbia and President of the SPS Ivica Dačić, while the Serbian Progressive Party was represented by a member of its Economic Council Darko Popović.

During the discussions in the Forum, Milomir Premović stressed the importance of the Forum for the promotion of mutual understanding and inter-party cooperation and the strengthening of overall relations between China and Europe. He stressed the importance Serbia attaches to its strategic partnership with China.


Visit of the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Mrs. Vera Mavrić to the People’s Republic of China (18-21 April 2013) – political consultations

(Beijing, 21 April 2013) The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Mrs. Vera Mavrić visited People's Republic of China 18-21 April 2013 as head of the delegation at the regular political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of China.

During the consultation with the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Mr. Sung Tao on the 19 April, the two sides exchanged views on the status and prospects of further development of strategic relations between the two countries, first established by China with one of the countries of South East Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe.

The talks confirmed very good political relations, agreed to continue the exchange of high level visits and mutual support in the issues of national interest of the two countries.

The two sides discussed the specific modalities of cooperation in the economy, especially the infrastructure, energy, agriculture, tourism and culture, education and other matters.

State secretary V. Mavrić and Vice-Minister Sung Tao exchanged views on China's cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as new models for strengthening relationships.

During the visit, V. Mavrić was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Wang Yi. In a cordial meeting, the good basis for the further development of bilateral relations, mutual readinesses for further development of strategic partnership and strengthening cooperation on international issues were emphasized.


Awording the medals in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing to Chinese Ambassadors H.E. Mr. Li Guobang and H.E. Mr. Wei Jinghua

(Beijing, 21 April 2013) In the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing on the 18 April 2013 the ceremony of awarding the medals to former ambassadors of China to Serbia H.E. Mr. Li Guobang and H.E. Mr. Wei Jinghua was held. The two Ambassadors during their careers spent several mandates in Serbia and contributed to the development of friendly relations between the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of China.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia H.E. Mrs. Vera Mavrić, who was in an official visit to P.R. of China, in the presence of about 80 guests (representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, CCP, university professors, business representatives of Serbia) and the media (Chinese Radio International, Guangming Daily, Global Times, Chinaworld, Home and Abroad New Press), decorated ambassadors with the Order of the Serbian Flag, Second Class. The Decree on their decorations was signed by the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić, for their contribution in developing and consolidating cooperation and friendly relations between Serbia and China.

The ceremony was opened by Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Serbian Embassy in Beijing. State Secretary Vera Mavrić held a speech in which she emphasized the important contribution of ambassadors Li and Wei in the development of friendly relations between Serbia and China.

Аfter reading the Decree of the President of the Republic of Serbia and the delivery of Medals, honored ambassadors gave speeches, expressing their gratitude and emphasizing teamwork and excellent cooperation they have enjoyed during their terms in the Republic of Serbia.


Performance of the opera "Otello" in Beijing

(Beijing, 15 April 2013) As a part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, opera "Otello" was performed in the Opera hall of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on the 11 and 13 April 2013. In the international cast of the opera, led by the Italian opera director Giancarlo del Monaco, famous Serbian baritone and associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade Nikola Mijailović participated in the role of Jago. On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing, N. Mijailović was greeted by Charge d' Affaires a.i. T. Panajotović Cvetković.


Representing Serbia at the international tourism fair in Beijing

(Beijing, 12 April 2013) At the international tourism fair in Beijing (China Outbound Tourism Market), held from 9 to 11 April 2013 in Beijing, Tourist Organization of Serbia presented the tourism potential of Serbia. TOS unveiled a new brochure on Serbia in the Chinese language to the visitors of the Fair and presented measures, such as visa facilitation, that sparked increased interest of Chinese tourists in Serbia in the last year. In 2012 number of Chinese tourists visiting Serbia was 39% higher than in the 2011. At the Fair in Beijing TOS Stand was very well positioned and equipped, had a lot of visitors, and won the award for the most beautiful stand. The fair was attended by more than 200 tour operators from 60 countries.


Conference of the Boao Forum for Asia

(Beijing, 9 April 2013) This year's Conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (5-8. April 2013) was attended by some 1,500 participants from 43 countries. The Forum brought together senior state representatives, influential international organizations, companies, banks, media and academic institutions. The conference was opened by the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and 12 other chiefs of states and governments, as well as the President of the UN General Assembly V. Jeremic. PGA UN V. Jeremic had meetings with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, and other foreign officials at the sidelines of the Conference. Boao Forum for Asia is a non-profit organization that aims to promote mutual cooperation and development of Asian countries. It has been held since 2001 on the island of Hainan in the People's Republic of China, and every year it brings together leaders of Asian countries, heads of state and government from all over the world and representatives of business and academia.


Visit of the representatives of the Embassy to the Department for Serbian language at Beijing Foreign Studies University

(Beijing, 2 April 2013) At the invitation of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Charge d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing T. Panajotović Cvetković visited the Department for Serbian Language and Literature at BFSU. She had talks with Chinese students of Serbian language and lecturer N. Radosavljević. Chinese students showed great interest in Serbia and a good knowledge of the Serbian language. During the conversation, representatives of the Embassy of Serbia presented the culture and customs of Serbia and answered students' questions.


Ninth anniversary of the pogrom of Serbs and non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, 17 March 2004

(Beijing, 29. March 2013) Ninth anniversary of the pogrom of Serbs and non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija (17.3.2004) was marked on the 28.3.2013. in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing, by the Association of Serbs in China "Serbia and friends" and the Embassy, in the presence of about 40 representatives of the Serbian diaspora and foreign guests. After the acting president of the Association "Serbia and Friends" Z. Bogdanovic and Charge Affairs a.i. of the Embassy T.P. Cvetkovic addressed the guests, film regarding the 17th March pogrom "Crime without punishment" was screened.


Marking the month of Francophonie in China

(Beijing, March 2013) As part of the traditional celebration of Francophone month in China, Embassy of Serbia in Beijing, as in previous years, took an active part in cultural and sports events. At the Francophonie Film Festival this year Serbia presented the film "Montevideo," which was shown in four Chinese cities (Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing). Projections in Beijing (cinema at the Embassy of Poland and theater Penghao) were well attended by the Chinese public, Serbian diaspora and diplomatic corps, welcomed by Charge d' Affaires a.i. Mrs. T. P. Cvetković.

In the organization of the French Embassy, the French Institute in China and L'Equipe, a diplomatic football tournament was held on the 9th March 2013 at the O'le football field in Beijing. Team of the Serbian Embassy was ranked 2nd, in the competition of teams of Austria, France, Bulgaria, D.R. of Congo and the Benelux.

On the internet forum of the French Embassy entitled "China and the Francophonie," among other messages of heads of diplomatic missions, message of Charge d' Affaires a.i. Mrs. T. P. Cvetković was published (click here).


China Radio International on China-Serbia relations

(BEIJING, 14 March 2013) China Radio International broadcasted a statement of the Ministry Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia regarding the election of the new Chinese leadership and the development of China-Serbia relations, as well as a brief statement of Chargé d' affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing Mrs T. Panajotović Cvetković on the election of lidership and management of internal reforms in China. You can listen to these statements here.


Visas for nationals of the People's Republic of China - holders of Macao SAR passport

Starting from 4 April 2013, citizens of the People’s Republic of China - holders of SAR Macao passports, can travel to the Republic of Serbia without visa and can stay in Serbia up to 90 days within the period of 180 days from the date of the first entry.


Political consultations between R. Serbia and Mongolia

(Beijing, 28 February 2013) Bilateral political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Serbia and Mongolia were held in Ulan Bator on the 26 February 2013. Republic of Serbia was represented by Deputy Minister for Bilateral Cooperation Mr. Goran Aleksic, and Mongolia was represented by the State Secretary Mr. Gombo Tsogtsaikhan. The two sides discussed promotion of bilateral political, economic, cultural, educational and other fields of cooperation.


Reception at the Embassy of Serbia on the occasion of the National Day and the Day of the Army of Serbia

(Beijing, 20 February 2013) The reception was held in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia on the 19 February 2013 on the occasion of the National Day and the Day of the Army of Serbia. The reception was attended by representatives of major Chinese institutions, diplomatic and consular corps, the military corps, leading Chinese medias, business, Serbian diaspora, and many Chinese friends of Serbia. On the Chinese side, the guests of honor were Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Le Yucheng, and the Chinese army's General Ci Guovei.


The Embassy celebrated St. Sava’s Day

(Beijing, 4 February 2013) The Serbian Embassy in Beijing on 2 February 2013. held manifestation to celebrate St. Sava’s Day. For the third time, students of the Serbian supplementary school, with the support of the Embassy, the Association of Serbs in China and music teacher Iva Borisavljević, performed the recital and musical program. The ceremony was attended by many guests, including members of the diplomatic corps, the Serbian students in the People's Republic of China and others.


Minister Milan Bačević visited China

(Beijing, 28 January 2013) Minister of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Serbia, Prof. dr Milan Bačević visited People's Republic of China 24-27 January 2013. During the visit, Minister Bačević met with officials and representatives of Chinese companies and signed a Protocol of Understanding for the development of a feasibility study of the construction of the waterway "Morava Channel." This project would be of great importance for Serbia, but it would also be very useful for the countries of Central and Western Europe, since the channel "Morava" would be associated with the largest waterway systems in Europe: the Rhine-Main-Danube, Odra-Visla and Seine-Rhone. During his visit to China, Minister Bačević visited the Chinese city Jichang, where the largest dam in the world "Three Gorges" is built.


The visit of the delegation of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina to the Chinese province Guangdong

(Beijing, 6 December, 2012.) Delegation of the Government of the Serbian Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, paid an official visit to the southern Chinese province of Guangdong 26-30 November 2012. The delegation, lead by President of Government of Vojvodina Bojan Pajtic, included President of the Assembly of Vojvodina Istvan Pasztor, Provincial Secretary of Economy, Employment and Gender Equality Miroslav Vasin, Provincial Secretary for International Cooperation Branislav Bugarski, other officials of the Government and the Assembly of Vojvodina. They were accompanied by the representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbian - Ambassador Miomir Udovicki and economic adviser Zoran Djordjevic. As part of the "Week of the international exchange and cooperation" manifestation, organized by province Guangdong, an agreement was signed on establishing friendly relations between the provinces of Vojvodina and Guangdong, which represents institutional and legal platform for further improving overall relations between the two regions in various fields. On this occasion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the P.R. of China Yang Jiechi delivered a speech in which he welcomed the establishment of cooperation between Guangdong and various regions in the world. During the stay in China, the delegation of Vojvodina visited cities Foshan and Shenzhen and discussed with Chinese partners the concrete possibilities for expanding cooperation.


Embassy of Serbia wins diplomatic basketball tournament in Beijing

(Beijing, 4 December 2012) "Global Times" organized first diplomatic basketball tournament, "Embassy Hoop Fest championship" on 1 December 2012. 16 teams participated in the tournament. In addition to the team of the organizer and three sponsor teams, teams of the 12 embassies in Beijing participated: USA, Canada, Thailand, Switzerland, Turkey, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Argentina, Greece, Lithuania and Serbia. Serbian team won the first place in the tournament, with a maximum 6 wins. Serbian team passed through the group stage beating teams of Poland, Italy and the company Tian An Life Insurance. In the quarterfinals Serbia defeated the team of Greece, and in the semi-finals once more Tian An. Serbia won the first trophy of the diplomatic basketball tournament by defeating the U.S. Embassy team with the score of 14-13.


N. Djoković wins the "China Open"

(BEIJING, 8 October 2012) The "China Open" tennis tournament was held in Beijing from 28 September to 7 October 2012. Players from Serbia – Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanović and Novak Djoković – participated in the tournament. The men's top seed N. Djoković triumphed, winning the "China Open" trophy for the third time. On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, N. Djoković was greeted by Mrs T. Panajotović Cvetković, Charge d' Affaires a.i. The tennis tournament in Beijing has once again confirmed the popularity of N. Djoković in China. Serbian player had the support of organized groups of Chinese fans on all the matches. N. Djoković is also one of the most popular athletes on Chinese social networks, where he has millions of "fans".


Team "Milu Stars Aspire " wins the "Milu Cup 2012"

(Beijing, 17 September 2012) Diplomatic football tournament "Milu Cup 2012" was held in Beijing on 16 September 2012, in the honor of the famous Serbian football coach Bora Milutinović. "Milu Cup", held in the presence of the Chinese media, the diplomatic corps, Serbian diaspora and numerous Chinese football fans, has grown into a traditional event, which brings together an increasing number of participants every year. This year's tournament was attended by 23 teams, with players from 30 countries. The fourth "Milu Cup", organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia was won by the "Milu Stars Aspire" team, led by our famous coach. Second place went to the team of the Chinese State Committee for Sport and third place was won by the team of the Embassy of Serbia. Charge d' Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, Tatjana Panajotović Cvetković and CEO of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), sponsor of this year's, "Milu Cup" awarded the winners with the trophies.


Participation of Minister Ž. Obradović at the Founding Conference of the Secretariat for Cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe

(Beijing, 7 September 2012) Minister of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia, Prof. dr Žarko Obradović, who is appointed as national coordinator for the cooperation of the Republic of Serbia and the People's Republic of China to the mechanism of cooperation between the P.R. of China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), participated in the founding conference of the Secretariat for cooperation between China and CEE countries, which was held in Beijing 4-6 September 2012. At the meeting of the national coordinators and at a special reception held by the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr. Wen Jiabao, Minister Obradović presented the development projects of the Republic of Serbia in the field of infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, environment, science, health, education and other areas. On this occasion, Mr. Obradović presented the Chinese side the invitation of the Serbian Prime Minister Mr. Ivica Dačić to hold the next meeting of the prime ministers of CEE Countries and China in Serbia in 2013. During the visit Minister Obradović met with the Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, and discussed current bilateral scientific and technological cooperation in order to further promote the strategic partnership between the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of China.


Minister V. Jeremić visited People's Republic of China

(Beijing, 19 July 2012) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the elected President of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly V. Jeremić visited People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi, 16-18 July 2012. Members of delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia were State Secretary I. Mrkić, Deputy Minister for Bilateral Cooperation Z. Ponoš and advisor in the Office of the Minister D. Krnjević Misković. In addition to talking with the host, Minister Yang Jiechi, with whom the Minister V. Jeremić exchanged views on the UN's work, as well as on a number of issues of international concern, V. Jeremic and delegation were also received by the vice president of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. Two sides exchanged views on the state and prospects of bilateral relations between the Republic of Serbia and People’s Republic of China.


First Contemporary Chinese film festival to be held in Serbia

(Belgrade, 26 June 2012) With the screening of the the film "Mother" in Belgrade Cultural Center began the First Contemporary Chinese film festival. Before the screening the audience was addressed by Acting Director of the Film Center of Serbia Miroljub Vuckovic, who said that the audience at the festival will be able to see seven movies of recent production. Deputy Director General of the China Film Bureau of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of China, Zhang Hongsen noted that China and Serbia have a long history of cooperation in the field of film. He recalled that the Serbian movies, like ''Walter Defends Sarajevo'' had a major influence on a whole generation of Chinese people. Zhang Hongsen said that in 2010. a Serbian film festival was held in China and that presented movies left a strong impression. ''We are confident that the Contemporary Chinese film festival will achieve the same result'' he said, adding that the Serbian audience will be able to meet the realities of Chinese life today through these films. Minister for Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia, Predrag Markovic, said that this Festival is a great opportunity to further facilitate cooperation between Serbia and China in the field of film, including possible co-production in the future. The Festival is organized by the Film Center of Serbia in cooperation with the Cultural Center of Belgrade, and with the support of Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of Serbia and the China Film Bureau of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. During the four days of the festival, six films and one animated film will be shown.


The completion of the school year for the Serbian pupils in Beijing

(Beijing, 25 June 2012) On Saturday 23 June 2012 at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Beijing a ceremony was held to mark the end of the school year in the Serbian supplementary school in Beijing. Graduation ceremony was attended by the Charge d' Affaires of the Embassy of Serbia in Beijing, M. Mandic, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of BiH Z. Zirojević, representatives of the Association „Serbia and friends“ and parents. The pupils, along with the teacher Natasa Radosavljevic prepared a special program, which began chanting hymn of the Republic of Serbia. Serbian supplementary school in Beijing started its work two years ago. (Radio CRI)


16th Diplomatic Football Cup

(Beijing, 14 May 2012) Team of the Embassy of Serbia attended the 16th diplomatic Football Cup, which was organized by the State Administration of Sport of the People’s Republic of China, on 12 May 2012, in Xianghe, near Beijing. In a competition of 15 teams, the Embassy of Turkmenistan won the tournament, while the Serbian Embassy team finished ninth.


Representing Serbia at the tourism fair in Beijing

(Beijing, 30 April 2012) At the Eighth International Tourism Fair in Beijing, dedicated to Chinese tourists traveling abroad (China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market - COTTM), Tourist Organization of Serbia (TOS) presented the tourism potential of Serbia and invited Chinese partners to cooperate. On the opening day of the Fair, in the presence of media and Chinese travel agencies, TOS presented natural beauty and tourist attractions of Serbia that are offered to Chinese tourists. TOS stand was very well visited during the fair, especially by the press and travel agents. In a press conference, TOS communicated to the tourist officials of the People’s Republic of China that there are special visa facilitation for group travels to Serbia.


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