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Suriname opens consulate in Bangalore, India
Published on March 27, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

BANGALORE, India -- The embassy of Suriname has opened a consulate in Bangalore. Asif Iqbal has been appointed as honourary consul.

The consulate’s primary task will be to provide assistance to Suriname nationals, Indians travelling to Suriname to visit families and cultural groups visiting the South American country and former colony of the Netherlands.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Lackin has issued the commission of appointment to open the consulate and the ministry of external affairs in India has conveyed the concurrence of the government of India to the appointment of its honourary consul Asif Iqbal with consular jurisdiction over the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Suriname’s ambassador in India, Aashna Wandana Kanhai, said, “The warm hearts of Suriname’s multi ethnic citizens, are open to the world and the special trade between India and Suriname, initially vested by the Indian Diaspora to Suriname, has developed and grown to be a mature structure of cultural, economic and political co-operation.”

Karnataka is one of the major economies in India and many delegates travel between the two countries. Some 35 to 40 percent of the population is of British Indian descent (called Hindostani), who had migrated to Suriname in 1873, many from the modern-day Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and the surrounding regions. The modern day Indians speak Dutch along with a dialect of Hindi very close to Bhojpuri.

Last year, HAL in Bangalore shipped an order for three Dhruv helicopters to the Suriname Army. There is a team of ten pilots from Suriname currently in Bangalore for training.

The most important export sector is mining, with bauxite and gold the leading products. Alumina and aluminium account for three-fourths of exports. Suriname has the largest rainforests in the world.
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