Suriname’s Foreign Minister, Albert Ramdin, arrived in Venezuela for a working visit to enhance bilateral cooperation in agriculture, fishing, and air interconnectivity.
The Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the visit, stating that Ramdin was welcomed by Vice Minister for the Caribbean, Raúl Li Causi, at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía.
The purpose of Ramdin’s stay in Caracas is to meet with senior Venezuelan authorities to strengthen cooperation and mutual support between the two nations.
This visit marks the 47th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Suriname and Venezuela, and discussions will focus on various areas of strategic interest.
One key topic on the agenda is the incorporation of Suriname into Venezuela’s new hydrocarbon supply distribution scheme.
Both countries seek to explore opportunities for cooperation in this sector. Additionally, the visit aims to promote collaboration in other strategic areas.
This visit follows a series of efforts to strengthen relations between Venezuela and Suriname.
In June 2022, Ambassador Gustaaf Rasiman, representing Suriname, arrived in Caracas to bolster ties between the two nations.
The Venezuelan Government also demonstrated solidarity with Suriname by providing significant humanitarian aid, including food, medicines, medical supplies, drinking water, and rescue teams, in response to severe flooding in Surinamese districts.
The diplomatic engagement between Venezuela and Suriname began during the II Diplomatic Forum of Antalya in Turkey, where Foreign Ministers Felix Plasencia and his Surinamese counterpart reviewed and reinforced their relations.
Both countries continue to prioritize collaboration and seek opportunities for mutual benefit.
This visit by Suriname’s Foreign Minister to Venezuela is another step toward promoting cooperation and strengthening ties between the neighboring nations.