Foreign Minister Arreaza talks with his Surinamese counterpart about plans to combat COVID-19
This Monday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, held a conversation with his counterpart from the new Suriname government, Albert Ramdin, to talk, among other things, about the cooperation ties against COVID-19 and the need of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“This morning I spoke with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the new government of Suriname, Albert Ramdin. We agree to expand our bilateral relationship to new sectors, support each other in the face of COVID-19, reinforce regional integration and meet when the pandemic subsides”, the Foreign Minister said through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.
Esta mañana converse con el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores del nuevo gobierno de #Surinam, Albert Ramdin. Coincidimos en expandir nuestra relación bilateral a nuevos sectores, apoyarnos frente al #Covid_19, reforzar la integración regional y reunirnos cuando ceda la pandemia. pic.twitter.com/UzWefL1K4I— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) August 10, 2020
In the conversation, the Ministers agreed on the expansion and strengthening of friendly relations for the benefit of both peoples, and hold high-level meetings after overcoming the global crisis caused by the pandemic -or when the parties agree.
The Foreign Ministers also agreed on the strengthening of regional political integration and concertation mechanisms, such as the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), and the Caribbean Community (Caricom).
It should be noted that through a joint declaration signed in 2019, Minister Jorge Arreaza, and the now former Foreign Minister of Suriname, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle, reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen and expand existing ties of cooperation and brotherhood as fundamental pillars for the benefit of both countries.