Islamic Bank to open regional office in Suriname amid growing ties


Dr Mansur Muhtar, Vice President Operations, Islamic Development Bank and Minister of Finance, Gillmore Hoefdraad, in Jeddah

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Following his tour of the Persian Gulf States of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the minister of finance of Suriname, Gillmore Hoefdraad, revealed this week that the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will open a regional office in Suriname that will serve as a hub within Latin America and the Caribbean and will also contribute to increased efficiency and cooperation.

In Jeddah, he held talks with Dr Mansur Muhtar, vice president of the Islamic Development Bank. Both Suriname and neighbouring Guyana are members of the IsDB.

In addition, the IsDB reiterated its…

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