Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov started his first ever two-day official visit to  Suriname to mark the upcoming 45th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During his visit Lavrov has met Surinamese Foreign Minister Yldiz Pollack-Beighle and discussed the further development of Russia-Suriname relations in various spheres. The minister is also set to hold talk with President Desi Bouterse.

Lavrov commended the level of cooperation between Moscow and Paramaribo and noted that Suriname was a co-sponsor of various Russian initiatives at the international level.

Pollack-Beighle, in turn, said that Paramaribo remained committed to improving ties with Moscow and was ready to cooperate both in regional and multilateral formats.

Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America, which used to be a colony of the Netherlands. Lavrov’s visit to Suriname is the last stop on his Latin American tour, following his visit to Cuba on July 23-24 and to Brazil on July 26.

Russia and Suriname will prepare a visit of a delegation of Surinamese businessmen and government officials to Russia.

According to Lavrov, at the meeting with his Surinamese counterpart they have considered the prospects for trade, economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

In particular, at the meeting with the Vice-President [of Suriname Michael Ashwin Adhin], which was also attended by the ministers of trade and tourism, education, justice, natural resources and defense, specific proposals were made on how to move forward in the relevant areas.

Info Russie / ABC Flash Point Trade News 2019.

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