Official name
Republic of Suriname
Form of government
Republic
Capital
Paramaribo
Head of State
Chandrikapersad "Chan" Santokhi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Albert Ramdin
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
9 July 1976

 

Political relations

Serbia and Suriname are developing friendly relations based on the common principles of peaceful coexistence, respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of states and international law. A lot of effort has been made in recent years to improve bilateral co-operation. The foreign ministers of the two countries exchanged visits and several agreements and memoranda were signed. The former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić, visited Suriname on 10 February 2018, and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle, visited Serbia in the period 18–20 July 2018. Students from Suriname participate in the project The World in Serbia, and so far 15 of them have used scholarships.

 

Economic relations

During 2020, exports were recorded to amount to 725,000 euros and imports to 19,000 euros. In 2019, trade in goods amounted to 1.6 million euros, of which exports amounted to 1.5 million euros, and imports to 107 thousand euros.

 

Bilateral agreements

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Surname on Visa Exemption for Holders of Ordinary, Diplomatic, Service/Special Passports and Passports for Public Affairs, signed on 10 February 2018. (The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia International Treaties No. 10/19 of 16 September 2019)

Memorandum of Cooperation between the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname, sined on 19 July 2018.

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington, D.C. (USA) covers the Republic of Suriname on an operating basis: www.washington.mfa.rs.

The Republic of Suriname covers the Republic of Serbia from Paramaribo on a non-residential basis: http://www.gov.sr/kabinetten-en-ministeries/.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia – Department for North and South America:

tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 762, e-mail: oam@mfa.rs.