British Ambassador Michael Davenport and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Rasim Ljajic signed a memorandum of understanding on developing the use of ICT in education, on 21 June, 2013. The agreement envisages support from both sides on efforts to improve the IT sector and education in Serbia, including through enhanced trade and investment co-operation.
Ljajic, who is also Minister for Trade and Telecommunications, said that the “memorandum is a good preliminary for British investments in the IT industry in Serbia”, and added that the IT sector was the economy’s liveliest branch.
The British Council in Serbia, who liaised with the Ministry in preparing the memorandum, has already launched a series of initiatives for training teachers and informing the broader public of the importance of IT and communication technologies. Meanwhile UK Trade & Investment is prioritising promotion of British exports in both education and ICT products. This memorandum follows a number of other education-focused initiatives, including a UKTI-supported British stand at EduFair, Serbia’s principle trade show for the education sector, in March.
UK Trade & Investment Serbia (Belgrade.Com@fco.gov.uk) or the British Council (firstname.lastname@example.org) can provide more information about the Memorandum on request. Please contact UKTI to discuss how you might begin exporting ICT educational products and services to Serbia.