Serbia–Venezuela relations


Serbia–Venezuela relations are foreign relations between Serbia and Venezuela. Serbia is represented in Venezuela through its embassy in Brasília (Brazil). Venezuela is represented in Serbia through its embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Serbian–Venezuelan relations

Serbia

Venezuela

Agreements


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Vuk Jeremić and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro signed two cooperation agreements on political and educational aspects,[1] and agribusiness and energy projects[2] in 2010.

Bosnian war


In 1993, during the Bosnian War, Venezuela was a member of the United Nations Security Council, and argued strongly for, and voted to impose sanctions on Serbia and Montenegro over their support for Bosnian Serbs in battles with Bosnian Croats around Srebrenica.[3][4]

Kosovo independence


After the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that Venezuela does not recognise Kosovo's independence on the grounds that it has been achieved through U.S. pressure, saying "This cannot be accepted. It's a very dangerous precedent for the entire world."[5] On 24 March 2008, Chávez accused Washington of trying to "weaken Russia" by supporting independence for Kosovo. He called Kosovo's new leader, Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi, a "terrorist" put in power by the U.S. and noted that the former rebel leader's nom de guerre was "The Snake".[6] Chávez had strongly opposed the NATO intervention in Kosovo in 1999 when he first became president. As of 2010, Venezuelan diplomats continued to offer their support to Serbia in "their struggle against separatism".[2]

Cultural and sporting relations


Serbia's Ministry of Internal Affairs has sponsored cultural relations such as volleyball matches between Serbia and Venezuela.[7]

See also


References


  1. Serbia profundiza relaciones con Venezuela, 8 July 2010
  2. "Aprueban Venezuela y Serbia cooperación energética y alimentaria". People's Daily Online (in Spanish). Xinhua. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  3. Lewis, Paul (18 April 1993). "Struggle in the Balkans; U.N., With Abstention by Russia, Tightens Its Sanctions on Belgrade". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  4. Lewis, Paul (14 April 1993). "U.N. Appeals for More Funds To Relieve Hunger in Bosnia". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  5. Venezuela's Chavez won't recognize independent Kosovo
  6. Chavez: U.S. encouraging Tibet violence
  7. Official Website of the Serbian Government 08.07.2008. | Саопштења министарстава. МУП снима учеснике одбојкашке утакмице између Србије и Венецуеле Београд, 8. јул 2008. године – Министарство унутрашњих послова Владе Републике Србије саопштило је да ће, .."