Surinamese Ministers to visit Guyana October 14-16

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A team of Ministers from Suriname will visit Guyana from Wednesday to Friday to continue discussions on various initiatives started by the Presidents of the two countries in August.

According to a statement from the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the team will be led by Surinamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation Albert Ramdin.

He will be accompanied by Surinamese Minister of Public Works Riad Nurmohamed, and the Minister of Public Health Amar Ramadhin, along with other government officials.

During the visit, the Foreign Minister is expected to meet with Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd. The discussions are expected to focus on preparation for the launch of a Strategic Dialogue and Cooperation Platform (SDCP).

The Ministers will continue discussions started by President Irfaan Ali and President Chandrikapersaud Santokhi in August.

The Heads of State met in August along with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs where they discussed the reopening of the Guyana-Suriname ferry service, the bridging of the Corentyne River, tackling piracy and other issues.

Last weekend, the two countries made their first move to begin bridging the Corentyne River which will link the two states.

Formal diplomatic relations between the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Suriname were established on November 25, 1975.

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