Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Serbia have established diplomatic relations 25 years ago, in 1997. Ever since, Serbia and Azerbaijan have nurtured intensive and outstanding bilateral relations, which are continually improved to mutual satisfaction. The issue of commemorative postal stamps “25 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Azerbaijan” reflects extraordinary relations between the two friendly countries, but also contributes to their further advancement. The symbolism of paired architectural achievements of the two countries in the area of spirituality, culture and economy, which characterises this issue, highlights the important fields of cooperation between the two countries, but also the common shared values which put the successful economy in the foreground, at the same time relying on spirituality and culture as sources and guarantees of preservation and permanent building of the national identity.
The Republic of Azerbaijan was the first democratic and secular republic in the Islamic world. It was founded in 1918, and as soon as 1920 it became a part of the Soviet Union. After 71 years of existence within the USSR, Azerbaijan restored its independence. The establishment of diplomatic relations between Serbia and Azerbaijan in 1997 reflected the friendly relations that existed between the two nations in the previous period and the will to further improve these relations. First of all, the two friendly countries are developing economic and cultural cooperation, but their cooperation and mutual assistance in the international organisations are of great importance as well. Now the bilateral relations of Serbia and Azerbaijan have reached the level of the strategic partnership based on the shared values, most importantly respect of the principles of international law, especially the respect of the territorial integrity of the states.
Expert cooperation: Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Belgrade
Artistic realization of the issue: Miroslav Nikolić