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Indian business and trade delegation visits Suriname
Published on May 26, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

(L-R) Fathima Subhashini, Indian ambassador to Suriname, Winston Lackin, Foreign Affairs Minister, Aashna Wandana Kanhai, Suriname Ambassador in India, and Asif Iqbal, Honourary Consul of Suriname in Bangalore

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A delegation from Bangalore, the silicon capital of India, visited Suriname last week against the backdrop of opening the honourary consulate office In Bangalore consolidating trade relations between the two countries following a new BJP-led government in the country.

The Indian delegation was hosted by the foreign affairs ministry of Suriname and the Suriname embassy in India according to the Times of Suriname newspaper.

The Indo Suriname Chamber of Commerce, which is a premier body promoting trade relations between India and Suriname, visited Staatsolie and Suralco and a proposal for investment was made to bring investment from India into the Wageningen Sugar-Ethanol project, which was discussed with Rudolph T Elias, project director of Staatsolie.

Aashna Wandana Kanhai, Suriname’s ambassador to India, said that the Indian delegation spent two weeks in the capital meeting the agriculture minister, education minister, the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and the Suriname Football Association.

The delegation also attended the Made in Suriname fair organized by the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Suriname’s honourary consul in Bangalore, Asif Iqbal, also mentioned in the television interview with Sky TV the developments made by the delegation in the field of education, where a blueprint has been presented to the permanent secretary of education, Dr Robert Peneux, and Robert Power, presidential advisor on agriculture, to set up a joint committee to monitor a proposal for opening an institution in Suriname offering an MBA in natural resources, thereby giving the country maximum thrust in studying bauxite, gold and timber, all of which contribute to the country’s economy.

In the same context, former Indian defence and agriculture minister S. Krishnakumar, who is the also the chairman of the Indo Suriname Chamber of Commerce, urged businessmen from India to visit Suriname and exploit the opportunities available in agriculture and livestock business for export to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region and for local consumption in Suriname.

He also urged they bring in investments in technology development, irrigation infrastructure, with an emphasis on modern agricultural practices and food storage technology. He mentioned the advent of globalization and liberalization has opened up new avenues for agriculture modernization.
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