On March 21, Belgrade is hosting a Serbia-Italy forum focusing on business and technology cooperation, attended by some 400 companies from the two countries, during which a large number of documents on collaboration between Serbian and Italian institutions will be signed.
Also present at the forum are Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Antonio Tajani, the vice president of the Council of Ministers and minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation.
The most interested sectors for Italian companies include the energy industry and the green transition, agriculture, and infrastructure.
In 2022, bilateral trade amounted to EUR4.6 billion, up 10.5 percent year-on-year. Serbia’s export was worth EUR2 billion and import EUR2.6 billion.
Italy is Serbia’s third largest foreign trade partner and is among the biggest foreign investors, injecting around EUR4 billion in Serbia so far.
Nearly 1,300 companies, entrepreneurs and financial institutions with a majority Italian stake operate in Serbia, employing around 50,000 people.