Brazil and Suriname agree to cooperate

PARAMARIBO — Suriname and its southern neighbor Brazil on Monday October 26th, pledged to work together on a range of cooperation projects. At a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs minister Winston Lackin of Foreign Affairs and Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Simoes gave a report of the outcome of negotiations.

The countries agreed to double the rice export from Suriname to Brazil, from the annual quota of 100 to 20,000 tons. The countries are also considering the export of other projects from Suriname to Brazil, as well as a project that will see them cooperate on matters regarding technical cooperation, digital systems, agrarian sector, bio fuel and the road from Suriname to Brazil.

Minister Lackin said both countries will take full advantage of the opportunity to work together.