The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met virtually yesterday with Surinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Ramdin discussed the United States’ support for Suriname’s continued engagement with the International Monetary Fund on economic reform, creating a transparent investment climate, and strengthening bilateral and regional security cooperation. The Deputy Secretary also congratulated the Foreign Minister on the recent announcement of another oil discovery off the coast of Suriname. Deputy Secretary Biegun emphasized the United States’ willingness to strengthen U.S.-Surinamese relations under the Santokhi administration and desire to revitalize Suriname’s economy through U.S. investment to benefit the citizens of both nations.