Serbian-Slovak relations are foreign relations between Serbia and Slovakia. Both countries established direct diplomatic relations in 1993. Serbia has an embassy in Bratislava. Slovakia has an embassy in Belgrade. Slovakia is among the few NATO and EU members which have not recognized the independence of Kosovo.[a] Also Serbia is an EU candidate and Slovakia is an EU member. Serbian-Slovak relations have historically been good and stable. Some Serbian scholars consider that out of all nations they encounted with, Serbs had the best relations with Slovaks throughout their history.
Noted Slovaks were active in the cultural and political life of Serbia, such as Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Ján Kollár and Ľudovít Štúr. Under the influence and drawing on the works of Serbian linguist Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Pavel Jozef Šafárik and Jan Kolar decided to start collecting Slovak folk poems. During the 19th century, Serbs and Slovaks supported each other and were active in spreading the ideas based on Slavophilia.
Both nations were oppressed by foreign occupiers and Slovaks and Serbs recognised in each other friends and allies in the struggle for independence of their countries and autonomy of their language and Slavic culture.
|Population||5,464,060||7,001,444 (excluding Kosovo)|
|Area||49,035 km2 (18,933 sq mi)||88,361 km2 (34,116 sq mi) (including Kosovo)|
77,474 km2 (29,913 sq mi) (excluding Kosovo)
|Population Density||111/km2 (287.5 /sq mi)||91,1/km2 (238 /sq mi)|
|Largest City||Bratislava - 437,726 (659,598 Metro)||Belgrade - 1,233,796 (1,683,962 Metro)|
|Government||Parliamentary republic||Parliamentary republic|
|Current leader||President Zuzana Čaputová
Prime Minister Eduard Heger
|President Aleksandar Vučić |
Prime Minister Ana Brnabić
|Main religions||75.9% Christianity, 13.4% No religion, 10.6% Unanswered||84.59% Eastern Orthodoxy, 4.97% Catholicism, 3.10% Islam,|
0.99% Protestantism, 1.11% No religion, 5.24% others (excluding Kosovo)
|Ethnic groups||80.7% Slovaks, 8.5% Hungarians, 2.0% Roma and 8.8%
others and unspecified
|83.3% Serbs, 3.5% Hungarians, 2.1% Roma, 2% Bosniaks,|
9% other groups (excluding Kosovo)
|GDP (nominal)||$111.874 billion ($20,495 per capita)||$52 billion ($7,497 per capita) (excluding Kosovo)|
- Robert Fico meeting with Serbian President Boris Tadić.
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.|
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- Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Вучић са словачким шефом дипломатије: Политички дијалог и економска сарадња две земље стално напредују". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 2021-02-08.