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RI to strengthen economic cooperation with Suriname

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22 2019   /  01:39 am

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visited Suriname on Monday in the first full-fledged working visit of an Indonesian foreign minister to the small country located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America for 26 years.Both Indonesia and Suriname expressed their commitment to strengthen economic cooperation and people-to-people cooperation based on special historical and cultural relations during a bilateral meeting between Retno and her counterpart Yldiz Deborah Pollack-Beighle on Monday.“Indonesia and Suriname agreed to strengthen economic cooperation,” Retno said after the bilateral meeting in Paramaribo. “With our special historical and cultural relations, it is very natural for Indonesia and Suriname to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields, especially economics and development.”Javanese people make up 14 percent of Suriname’s population of 558,000. Most ...