An Agreement on Economic Cooperation between Egypt and Serbia was concluded in 1961. According to this Agreement, a Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation was established. The Commission held 17 sessions for economic cooperation, the last of which was held in Cairo in December 1986. The Commission’s sessions were halted because of the political developments taking place in Yugoslavia and its subsequent disintegration into small republics as well as because of the war that broke out between Serbia and Bosnia. When an agreement was concluded between Serbia and the former Yugoslav Union, the eighteenth session of the Egyptian-Serbian Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation was convened in Belgrade in May 2010.
• Number of sessions: 18 sessions
(N.B. the forthcoming session of the Egyptian-Serbian Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation will be the first within the framework of the Economic Cooperation Agreement signed in 2010.
• The first session was held in Cairo in 1961.
Important Recommendations /Agreements Signed at the Last Session:
The last session was held in Belgrade in May 2010.
The following deeds were signed:
• A Protocol on bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and industry, investment, telecommunications and information technology, tourism, health and medicine, mining, agriculture, construction, higher education and scientific research and civil aviation.
• Upon the Conclusion of the last session of the Egyptian-Serbian Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation held in Belgrade in May 2010, the following deeds were signed:
1. An Agreement for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation
2. Cooperation Agreement on Tourism
3. A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of mineral resources.
4. Air Services Agreement initialled in May 2007.
5. A Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the veterinary field.