U.S. Embassy and Cultural Center of Suriname Renew Memorandum of Understanding

women signing papersIn a signing ceremony on March 7, 2014, Charge d’Affaires Valerie Belon and Cultural Center of Suriname Chair Nadia Becker renewed the memorandum of understanding between the two organizations, which established the American Corner at CCS.  The ceremony took place in the American Corner, which is located at the Cultural Center of Suriname (above the library).

At the signing ceremony, Deputy Chief of Mission Valerie Belon gave brief remarks thanking CCS for its continued partnership and friendship and noted the role of the American Corner in promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Suriname.

The American Corner in Paramaribo is part of a global network of over 850 American Spaces.  American Spaces exemplify the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information.

American Spaces provide access to the latest, in-depth information about the United States and serve places for conversation about U.S. policy, society and values, as well as issues of global concern.

The American Corner, in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy, sponsors an American movie night on the fourth Thursday of every month, as well as other programs and activities throughout the year.  To arrange a visit or for more information, visit the Embassy Facebook page or contact the American Corner Director at 473-309.

The United States is pleased to reaffirm its cooperation with CCS and looks forward to furthering our mutual interests to promote cultural education and understanding.