2022 – Serbian/Yugoslav – Egyptian Diplomatic Relations

Venue and date of opening:Palace “Serbia”, Belgrade July 20, 2022

Organisation: State Archive of Serbia and the Archives of Yugoslavia

Authors of the exhibition: Dušan Guteša and Ranka Rajdenović

Public announcement: announcement post

On July 20, 2022, the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during the official visit of the Egyptian President to the Republic of Serbia in the Palace "Serbia" visited the exhibition Serbian/Yugoslav – Egyptian Diplomatic Relations.

Documents and photographs that are presented at the exhibition refer to diplomatic relations between the two countries from 1906-1984 respectfully from the initiative to establish the representative office of the Kingdom of Serbia in Egypt, to the visit of Hosni Mubarak to the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia.

Director of the State Archive Dr.Miroslav Perisić and Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia Dr. Milan Terzić presented the exhibition and introduced the high officials with the most important documents and photographs from the exhibition. Two statesmen were very much interested in King Peter I Kradjordjević Decree an appointment of Boško Čolak-Antić diplomatic agent and General Consul of the Kingdom of Serbia in Cairo from 1/14 February 1908 and the Decree of King Alexander I Kradjordjević on the establishment of General Consulate of the Kingdom of Serb Croats and Slovenes in Cairo of October 4, 1922, and appointment of Jovan Dučić General Consul of the Kingdom of Serb Croats and Slovenes of August 30, 1925. Their attention was drawn to the Minutes of the Meeting held between Josip Broz Tito President of the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdel Nasser President of the United Arab Republic, and Jawaharlal Nehru Prime Minister of the Republic of India held in Cairo on November 19, 1961. Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia Dr. Milan Terzić emphasized the visit of the poet Jovan Dučić to Cairo as General Consul of the Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenes in the course of the twenties XX century and the photograph that refers to the visit to Egypt of Slobodan Jovanović and Bogdan Popović by the end of the thirties. He further on explained the importance of Cairo for the Yugoslav government in exile during the Second World War and the relationship between Josip Broz Tito and Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Director Terzić informed high officials that the Archives of Yugoslavia preserve about 40 km of archival material created during the work of Yugoslav institutions and organizations, pointing out the importance of the archival material referring to international relations and foreign policy of Yugoslavia during the Cold War. The Archives of Yugoslavia plans to publish collected documents on Serbian/Yugoslav –Egyptian relations on the occasion of 115 years of diplomatic relations between Serbia and Egypt in 2023.

Besides two Presidents, Nikola Selaković Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, and Sameh Hassan Shoukry Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt visited the exhibition

Date of last change: 13. 01. 2023

2023. The Archives of Yugoslavia

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