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OTTAWA Ontario
K1N 8A2

Phone:  + 1613 / 233-6289, 233-6280
Fax:      + 1613 / 233-78-50
Е-mail: diplomat@serbianembassy.ca

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Dear visitor,
Dear Canadian friends,
Dear fellow compatriots,


I proudly accepted the diplomatic mission of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Canada as a professional and personal challenge. It is an honour to serve in a G7/G8 country, country that is a pillar of the democratic and free world, pioneers of the multiculturalism, six times a UN SC non-permanent member, whose global economic presence and political engagement within the international community is widely recognized.

Both countries, Serbia and Canada fought side by side as allies in WWI and WWII. We were on the right side of the history, paid a terrible price and suffered huge human and material losses. Nowadays, challenges remain the same.


Today, Serbia is fulfilling her role of a leader in advocating stability in the Western Balkans and South-Eastern Europe and is at the same time giving her contribution to the world peace by participating in six UN and two EU peacekeeping and international missions.

On the other hand, a number of Canadian investors are already present in Serbia, especially in the sectors of  Canadian excellence - mining, energy and agriculture, well respected for their expertise as well as business integrity. It is my task to make them more numerous.

Serbian economy is recovering slowly but steadily and recent car export from Serbia to Canada by Zastava-Fiat within the Fiat-Chrysler merging project, is balancing our economic and trade exchange. With a clear 2020 full EU membership agenda which comprises structural, political and economic reforms, as well as deep changes in the Serbian society, we are striving to transform our potentials into the capacities.

I am also proud to salute you on behalf of more than 150 000 members strong (and still growing!) Serbian community in Canada. Opportunity or difficult times has brought them here. A fair chance of success for hardworking people and an open hearted society has made them stay. They are among you or your first neighbours. 

Dear friends,

History has made us allies.
Modern day world and globalization has made us neighbours.
Mutual interest has made us partners.
Let the future seal it.

Long live Serbia! Long live Canada!

 (Word doc. in French)

The Governer General of Canada David Johnston at presentation of Letters of Credence

The Governor General of Canada
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

Presentation of Letters of Credence (Serbia, Chile, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Cambodia) Rideau Hall, Friday, June 27, 2014

I am delighted to welcome all of you to Rideau Hall and to Canada, as you take on your new roles in the diplomatic community.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of diplomacy in today’s hyper-connected world.

As heads of mission, you are an integral part of the friendship that exists between Canada and your respective countries. Even in this age of instant, global communication, there is no substitute for meeting in person to discuss important issues—or for simply talking to one another and learning about each other’s cultures and nationalities.

Ambassador Papazoglu, allow me to offer you my congratulations on this, your first assignment as head of mission. I am certain that your wealth of diplomatic experience will serve you well here in Canada, as will your fluency in English and French. I hope that you will be able to find ways of sharing your knowledge of Serbian culture with Canadians—and I am certain you will find us an eager and receptive audience.

I would also like to extend my sympathies and best wishes to you, and to the people of Serbia, as you deal with the effects of the severe flooding in your country. Please know that Canada’s thoughts are with Serbia and the Serbian people during this difficult time. The strong people-to-people ties that exist between Canada and Serbia form the basis of our cultural, educational and economic relationships, and I look forward to continuing these relationships in the years to come.

Message from Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to St. Nicholas Serbian Church in Hamilton on 100th Anniversary, October 23, 2017  - video

H. E. I. Dacic with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Francophonie Summit in Antananarivo, Madagascar, November 2016 H. E. I. Dacic with Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie Michaelle Jean, Francophonie Summit in Antananarivo, Madagascar, November 2016

H. E. Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Stephan Dion, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commemoration of 75 years of the establishing of diplomatic relations, Ottawa, November 15, 2016

Mr. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, H.E. Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs , The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate, and H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador, Commemoration of 75 years of the establishing of diplomatic relations, Ottawa, November 15, 2016

The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and spouse Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau with H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Canada Mihailo Papazoglu with spouse Mrs. Djurdja Papazoglu, December 2015, Ottawa.

H. E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs on the Reception on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Canada Day, on July 1, 2017, Ottawa

Reception organised by Mr. Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal with H. E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador and Honorary Counsler Mrs. Marina Gavanski - Zissis, May 24th, 2017

Commemorating 75 years of establishing diplomatic relations between Serbia and Canada - 1941 - 2016

OSCE ministry meeting, December 3rd and 4th, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia - Mr. Ivica Dacic, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, and Mr. Stephane Dion, the Honourable, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

The Group photograph taken on the occasion of the Courtesy Meeting with the Heads of Mission of the European Group hosted by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, June 17th, 2016

H. E. Mihailo Papazoglu with former Pime Minister Jean Chrétien, Rideau Club in Ottawa, September 2016 



The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia,  at The start of Canada's First and Second World Wars commemoration period, August 4th 2014.   H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, at the courtesy visit to the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, October 28 2014.






The Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and His Excellency Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia at the celebration of 70th Serbian day and Vidovdan, at Niagara Falls, June 28th 2015.   The Honourable John Baird, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, at the Canada Day reception, July 1st 2014.




The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of La Francophonie, on the occassion of ODA Diplomatic Ball, on December 9, 2014.  

The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, presented the flag to the Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Jim Watson, at the courtesy call, on August 19, 2014.


Deposit an original instrument of adeherence by the Government of the Republic of Serbia to the Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-Scheduled Air Services in Europe, signed at Paris, on April 30th, 1956, on picture Mrs. Marina Gavanski - Zissis, Honoraru consul, H. E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador, and Mrs. Fang Liu, Secretary General of the ICAO, in Montreal, March 21st, 2017

Ambassador with the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Mr. Raymond Benjamin,  at the celebration that marks the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, on December 5, 2014

Signing The Letter of Friendship - Mayor of City of Niagara Falls Mr. Jim Diodati, and Mayor of City of Kraljevo Mr. Tomislav Ilic with H. E. Mihailo Papazoglu, October 26, 2015 in Niagara Falls

Why This Serbian Temple Is Eastern Europe’s Sagrada Família
Serbian Diplomatic cookbook with recepies
Interview with H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu (serbian version)


Serbian Diplomatic cookbook with recepies
Expert Ana Brnabic has just been nominated as prime minister of Serbia
The first North American author to be chosen to serve as writer-in-residence at the House of Writers in Trsic, Serbia
Les grands reportages
La Yougoslavie: de l'autre côté du miroir


Canada's Bid For UN Security Council Seat Backed By Serbia, Despite Kosovo War
Diplomatica: Serbia back Canada's UN bid
Serbian foreign Minister in Canada
Written statement by H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, given to weekly magazine "Hill Times"
Eva Bee - Ivana Borojevic, Food TV Persona in Ottawa
A different kind of Danube cruise - "Belgrade is an incredible city filled with kind and generous people"

1. Part of Burlington Street is now Tesla Boulevard - Dignitaries cut a ribbon and released pigeons on a closed part of the former Burlington Street

2. Video: Tesla cars go down Hamilton's new Nikola Tesla Boulevard

Milan Lucic happy to give Oilers ‘a little swagger’

1. Nikola Tesla street renaming honours inventor who electrified Hamilton

2. Hamilton’s Serbs celebrate Nikola Tesla’s 160th birthday with street naming

Story about Leader Project that was held last May in Belgrade in organization of CANSEE  
Mr. Wayne Anderson, MLA for Highwood, Calgary, " Serbian Fest 2016"
CKCU 93.1 FM - "Monday's Encounter" Guest H.E. Mihailo PAPAZOGLU
Serbia: 2 Hostiges kiled in US airstrikes in Lybia
Harper wanted to pull out of European security organization, dioplomats say
Harper wanted to pull out of European security organization, dioplomats say
Le Journale de Montreal - FIAT 500L Popemobile made ​​in Serbia
Globe and Mail - Serbia's Novak Djokovic signs autographs after winning, Јаnuary, 2016
Ana Sokolovic - The Serbian expat has lived in Montreal since leaving her homeland... 

Speech of Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu for the First Canadian - Serbian Business Forum - Serbian version only

Written statement by H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu

Serbian Ambassador to Canada Mihailo Papazoglu discusses the Syria refugee crisis

Serbia: A new investment frontier

“Velickovic” at Alpha Gallery is the Season’s Biggest Art Event
The European city you haven't thought of visiting

Economic ties push political talk, says Serbian envoy

Diplomatica: Serbian aspirations
Gavrilo Princip, the man who foreboded freedom
Gavrilo Princip, who triggered a war, was also a Serbian hero
Serbia and Canada, fighting on the right side of history
    Opinion: A defining war for Serbia
Opinion: Canada and Serbia were First World War
Gavrilo Princip, l’homme qui annonça la liberté
Serbie - Le droit d’exister
SERBIA and CANADA, fighting on the RIGHT SIDE of history

H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu - New Arrivals 2014 



BELGRADE, Sept. 2 (Beta) - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Sept. 1 described Serbian-Canadian relations as excellent to Canadian former Minister of  Forin Affairs John Baird, but said economic cooperation was in need of much improvement as Serbia had many opportunities to offer to Canadian investors.

Baird also voiced a desire to bolster the two countries' bilateral ties, especially economic, stating that Serbia offered huge potential to Canadian investors, particularly in the fields of mining and pharmaceutical production, Nikolic's office announced.

Nikolic said Serbia had taken a principled stand on the Ukrainian crisis and that there would be no sanctions against Russia, but noted that Belgrade respected the territorial integrity of Ukraine. On the topic of Ukraine, Baird stressed that it was his country's firm position that it was unacceptable for one man to wage wars in Europe in the 21st century. He also stated that Canada was looking forward to Serbia's chairing of the OSCE in 2015 and was certain that it would be a success.


BELGRADE, Sept. 2 (Beta) - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Canadian former Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird on Sept. 1 described bilateral ties as good, but added that it was necessary to further boost cooperation, primarily economic. Vucic underlined the importance of the agreement on strategic economic cooperation from 2012, which laid ground for several projects of Canadian companies in Serbia, particularly in the energy domain, read a statement from the government.  He added that the agreement on inciting and shielding investments, inked on Sept. 1, would contribute to the further promotion of bilateral economic cooperation and encourage new investments by Canadian firms, according to the statement. The prime minister also thanked Canada for its post-flood relief aid.

Baird said that the bilateral relations should be strengthened at the highest political and economic level. He added that Ottawa understood Serbia's foreign policy position regarding the EU and Russia, particularly in the context of the Ukrainian crisis. During his stay in Serbia, Baird toured the regions most affected by the May floods and announced a possible new relief aid contingent.



BELGRADE, Sept. 1 (B92) - Serbian Minister of Trade Rasim Ljajic and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird an investment promotion and protection agreement between the two countries. The document was signed on Monday at the Serbian government headquarters in Belgrade, in the presence of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. Ljajic noted that the agreement constitutes a continuation of excellent economic cooperation between Serbia and Canada, and a step forward in completing the legal framework for improving economic, trade relations between the two countries.

The agreement sends a clear message to Canadian investors that Serbia adheres to international legal standards when it comes to investors' rights and is a safe investment destination. The minister noted that 50 Canadian companies are doing business in Serbia, 13 of which are engaged in geological exploration. “Canadian companies secured 80 percent out of a total of 126 licenses for various kinds of exploration that Serbia has issued. They have so far invested 125 million dollars in explorations, and we expect that the sum will go up in the coming period”, he said. Ljajic mentioned that, two years ago, Serbia and Canada signed an agreement on strategic economic cooperation which covers all fields of interest, primarily the energy, mining sectors, manufacturing industry, fields of infrastructure, agriculture and food production.

The Serbian trade minister noted that, on January 1, a double taxation avoidance agreement between Serbia and Canada came into force, and signaled that a social security agreement will take effect on December 1, which is important for the Serbian diaspora in that country, and all future Canadian investors.

Baird said that the signed agreements are a strong message to the business community in Canada to come to Serbia in larger numbers, which will mean new firms, job creation, economic development and growth. He added that when it comes to the mining sector, pharmaceutical industry and agriculture, economic relations with Serbia are also good.

Canada Signs Investment Agreement with Serbia

Serbia is an important trading partner for Canada, with Canadian investment valued at more than $1 billion

September 1, 2014 - Belgrade, Serbia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada and Serbia have signed a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA). Baird made the announcement alongside Rasim Ljajić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, during a signing ceremony while visiting Serbia.

“This new agreement between our two countries will help ensure the business environment is more secure for Canadian companies looking for opportunities in Serbia,” said Baird. “It represents another step in the growing Canada-Serbia relationship and further proof that enhanced economic cooperation is a priority for both our countries.”

A FIPA is a treaty designed to protect Canadian investment abroad and promote foreign investment in Canada through reciprocal, legally binding provisions. By ensuring greater protection against discriminatory and arbitrary practices and by enhancing the predictability of a market’s policy framework, a FIPA gives businesses greater confidence in investing.

“As outlined in Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, our government is committed to ensuring that Canadian investments are protected in global markets,” said Minister Fast. “That’s why we have concluded, signed or brought into force FIPAs with 22 countries since 2006—a record 10 in 2013 alone—and why we continue to negotiate many more.”

While in Serbia, Baird also met with President Tomislav Nikolić, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić to express Canada’s support for Serbia’s democratic and economic transformation, as part of its European integration agenda. He further added that he looked forward to working with Serbia to advance a number of foreign policy issues, including strengthening security and prosperity in Europe.

Opening of CANSEE Canadian Business Council in Belgrade, Serbia:
The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Željko Sertić, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Roman Waschuk, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia, H.E. Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada.


Information concerning the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Serbia, which entered into force on December 1, 2014.

(ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/international/countries/serbia.shtml  
(FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/fra/services/pensions/internationales/pays/serbie.shtml

Application forms for Canadian benefits for persons living in Serbia

Application for Canadian Old Age, Retirement and Survivors Benefits
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5054srb&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5054srb&ln=fra
Application for CPP Disability Benefits
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5053srb&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5053srb&ln=fra
Application for CPP Child’s Benefits
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5055srb&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5055srb&ln=fra

Application forms for Serbian benefits

Application for Serbian Old Age Pension
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb2&ln=eng  
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb2&ln=fra
Application for Serbian Disability Pension
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb3&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb3&ln=fra   
Application for Serbian Survivor Pension
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb4&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb4&ln=fra 

16. 10. 2015.  - Document - Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?


BELGRADE, June 25  - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in Vienna on June 24 that he supported the OSCE's efforts to calm the crisis in Ukraine. Opening a three-day annual OSCE conference on security entitled "Current Security Challenges and the Role of the OSCE", Dacic said that Serbia's experience in the dialog between Belgrade and Pristina could be employed to help deal with different issues after it took the OSCE chair in 2015. Speaking about the Ukrainian crisis, Dacic reiterated that Serbia supported the sovereignty and territorial integrity of every member of the U.N. and that it strongly supported the OSCE's efforts to calm the crisis in Ukraine. Dacic will participate in a meeting gathering the foreign ministers of the OSCE "trio" in Vienna where he is scheduled to discuss the most important questions in the organization's sphere of operations with OSCE chairman Didier Burkhalter and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimk.


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