Tuesday, September 19, 2017

EMBASSY OF CANADA

Contact

EMBASSY OF CANADA
Chancery: Kneza Miloša 75, Belgrade
Tel: +381 (11) 3063-000
Fax: +381 (11) 3063-042, +381 (11) 3063-035
E-mail: bgrad@international.gc.ca
Web page: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/serbia-serbie/


Working hours:
Monday – Thursday: 08.00-16.30h
Friday: 08.00-13.30h


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H.E. Mr. Philip Herbert PINNINGTON

H.E. Mr. Philip Herbert PINNINGTON

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Message from the Ambassador
In the months since being accredited as Canada’s Ambassador to Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro, I’ve had the pleasure to meet hundreds of our country’s business partners, academic contacts, human rights allies, and just plain fans. Whether in Belgrade or Bor, in Skopje or Strumica, in Tivat or Podgorica – Canadians are joining Serbs, Macedonians, and Montenegrins in acting on opportunities to build prosperity, share knowledge, and strengthen the people-to-people ties that mean so much to us on both sides of the Atlantic.

Despite the difficult global economic situation, bilateral trade is growing (albeit from a modest base). Drawing on Canada’s strong financial fundamentals, investors and their companies in the resource and infrastructure fields are drilling for precious metals and minerals, and developing hydro and thermal power projects. In agriculture, Serbia is home to the largest herd of Canadian dairy cattle in Europe, while Canadian meat shipments make Macedonian food processors more competitive in regional markets. The Canadian-led Porto Montenegro mega-yacht marina has raised the bar for sustainable tourism throughout the Adriatic.

As a Canadian Embassy team working out of Belgrade – assisted by our Honorary Consulate in Skopje – we continue to provide a high level of consular and passport services to Canadians, and to identify and connect political, community and cultural partnerships that serve our common interests in advancing freedom, democracy, minority rights, and the rule of law.

As the value of an international education grows, so does interest in what Canada’s universities and colleges have to offer, both as institutional partners, and as destinations for learning and working.

Visa services are now delivered by our colleagues at the Embassy of Canada in Vienna. Transitional visa information is available on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

This site is an introduction to Canada, and the possibilities that Canadians, through their government, have put in place to exchange ideas and build business with Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia. The Embassy team and I remain at your service in helping to use these possibilities to create a better, more prosperous future for all our peoples.

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Canada – Serbia Relations

Overview

In Serbia, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade. Serbia is represented in Canada by its Embassy in Ottawa, a Consulate in Toronto, and an Honourary Consul in Vancouver.

Relations between Canada and Serbia re-developed quickly following the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic’s regime in October 2000, and show potential for continued growth and development. Canada strongly supports Serbia’s aspiration for EU membership. In 2006, Canada welcomed Serbia’s admission into NATO’s Partnership for Peace program and to La Francophonie as an observer. Canada is encouraged by the democratic and economic transformation of Serbia and its commitment to achieving greater integration and co-operation with the European Union and its institutions. The international community, including Canada, is helping Serbia make a successful transition to a free market democracy, develop strong regional cooperation with its neighbours, and maintain its own citizens’ security.

Canada’s priorities in Serbia include: increased commercial and economic co-operation between the two countries, encouraging continued democratic reform and good governance, observance of the rule of law and combating corruption, respect for human and minority rights, and assistance in security sector reform.

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