Suriname-Indonesia joint commission promotes agriculture, trade and capacity building


Suriname Foreign Minister Yldiz Pollack-Beighle and Indonesian Ambassador Muhammad Anshor

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The fifth Joint Council Commission between Indonesia and Suriname took place in Paramaribo on September 17-18 and the objective was to “recommit to strengthen cooperation that can translate into concrete results” between the two countries. The session was opened by the minister of foreign affairs of Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle.

The population of Suriname consists of about 20 percent people of Indonesian background and whose ancestors came to Suriname during the Dutch colonial period as indentured servants to grow sugar and coffee.

Ironically, Paramaribo is yet to appoint an ambassador to Jakarta and that post…

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