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7TH INDIA-SURINAME JOINT COMMISSION MEETING

7TH INDIA-SURINAME JOINT COMMISSION MEETING

Context

7th India-Suriname Joint Commission Meeting was held virtually by both the nations.

Details

  • The virtual meeting was co-chaired by V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname, Ambassador Albert R. Ramdin.
  • Both ministers underscored the importance of this mechanism in deepening political dialogue, reviewing bilateral ties, and exchanging views on regional and multilateral cooperation.
  • Both countries agreed to add new momentum to the bilateral relations in the fields of business and investment with the aim to enhance, among others, the cooperation towards the establishment of creative industries, health, traditional system of medicine, agriculture, mining, energy, defence, culture and education, consular cooperation and development partnership, and strengthen people-to-people ties.
  • The two ministers acknowledged the importance of undertaking developmental projects under concessional conditions, including through lines of credits, in the spirit of 'south-south' cooperation.
  • The diplomatic relations between India and Suriname were established in 1976 and the Indian embassy was opened in 1977 in Paramaribo. While Suriname opened its embassy in New Delhi in 2000.
  • The Joint Commission of India-Suriname with an aim of strengthening cooperation between the private and public sectors of both the nations was established in 1992.

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