During the 19th century, at a time when the young Serbian constitutional monarchy, the Principality of Serbia, was making great strides towards its complete independence from the Ottoman Empire, the country in Central America, between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Guatemala was fighting its own battles for independence from colonialism. The outcome of turbulent events on European soil and the South American continent during the nineteenth century, the general civilizational progress of mankind, progress in the economy, culture, education, resulted in the creation of new states in Europe and South America. Guatemala became an independent state in 1839, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1882.
Since then, Serbia and Guatemala have fostered friendly and fraternal relations, through constant improvement of cooperation in areas of common interest, such as culture, education, sports, economy and strengthening of political dialogue and multilateral cooperation. The Republic of Guatemala provides principled support to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia.
Serbia and Guatemala are truly friendly countries whose friendly relations at a very high level, with full mutual understanding, appreciation and support in the most important issues for the two nations, have lasted for 140 years.
Artistic realization of the issue: Miroslav Nikolić