U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited Suriname this week, the first visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to Suriname since it became an independent country. His visit is a sign of our deep friendship and the hard work of the Surinamese people to ensure a democratic transfer of power this summer.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo met with President Santokhi and key members of his cabinet.
During his visit U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and his Surinamese counterpart Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin discussed the #USCaribbean2020 partnership focused on transparency, democracy, and security for our countries and the region.
While in Suriname, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo also met with the representatives of U.S. extractive sector companies operating in Suriname. Secretary of State Pompeo stressed that U.S. investment benefits both of our countries. American businesses bring transparency and respect for the rule of law, and Suriname’s natural resources offer a great opportunity to reinvest in its people.