Brazil’s ambassador to Suriname, Laudemar Aguiar, had his last meeting yesterday with Minister Albert Ramdin of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation. The Brazilian diplomat hascome to the end of his term of service in Suriname. Among other things, views were exchanged on intensifying cooperation and high-level contacts between the two countries.
The technical cooperation between Suriname and Brazil has also been discussed, with special mention that by 2020 Suriname had the most technical cooperation projects with Brazil, while worldwide it is ranked second on the list for cooperation with Brazil.
This cooperation mainly focuses on the agricultural sector, cultural and educational opportunities and in the field of public health. Particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil supports the healthcare sector in Suriname with various means.
Furthermore, there was talk about the expansion of the cooperation, whereby Surinamese products can be exported to Brazil. The reason for this is that in 2020 the export of rice, among other things, to Brazil will have increased by more than 100 percent.