Switzerland is committed to supporting the country’s challenging reform agenda, leading to marked improvements in the political, economic, social and environmental sphere. This commitment remains particularly important for the Serbia's reform agenda on its European integration path.
Cooperation with the Western Balkan region and – since 1991 – with the Republic of Serbia is founded on solidarity as well as a mutual interest in peace, stability and economic prosperity. Switzerland considers the Republic of Serbia a key actor in regional cooperation and in ensuring long-term stability in the Western Balkans.
Switzerland is among the most important bilateral donors in Serbia with an important cooperation program that has created visible results. Since 1991, the financial contribution to Serbia amounts to approximately 350 million euros.
The Strategy is jointly created between the Swiss Agency for development and Cooperation (SDC) and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). It provides support to Serbia within the overall framework of the Swiss Federal Council Dispatch to Parliament on International Cooperation 2017–2020 and the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Serbia 2018-2021.