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PARAMARIBO–Suriname is hosting the first two day high level meeting between youths from UNASUR and Caricom member countries.
President Bouterse opened the conference on Friday, calling it an honor for Suriname to host this important conference. “You must be creative thinkers with a vision of the king of world in which you want to live,” the president told the youths.
In attendance are representatives from 15 Caricom countries and seven UNASUR countries. The initiative to host this conference came from Suriname. Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque participated through video conference from the headquarters in Guyana.
During the opening day of the conference, president Bouterse, in his last month as Caricom chairman, installed 16 Caricom youth ambassadors. He told them: “I want you to make a difference.” The conference was closed off on Friday night with a closing dinner and cultural presentations.