The intensification of cooperation between Surinamese and Moroccan companies should result in investments and an intensification of trade relations. The Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and International Cooperation has announced it.
Minister Ramdin has been in Morocco for a few days when it was discussed opening of a Suriname embassy and consulate in Morocco. On March 12, talks were held in Casablanca, Morocco, between Minister Ramdin and the main representatives of a leading mining company MANAGEM, the global fertilizer producer CGEM, and the federation of OCP companies.
The talks focused on the opportunities Suriname has to offer for investments and joint ventures, mainly in the mining (gold, oil and gas) and agricultural sectors and the common benefits that the two countries can derive from the establishment of commercial relations, including the signing of an aeronautical and cooperation agreement between the ports of Paramaribo and Dakhla.
“We must position Suriname as a potential and attractive location on the South American continent for regional headquarters and distribution operations in the countries of the region. For this, we will of course have to make the necessary adjustments and improvements in our port and general transport infrastructures, but we must now start to generate interest in the whole world, and therefore also in Morocco ”, declared Minister Ramdin. after the talks.
Conceptual agreements have now been proposed for cooperation by air and sea. Agreements have been made to sign them as soon as possible.
The second roadmap, signed on March 11, will further support contact and consultation between Suriname and Morocco regarding technical support and the business world. The opening of a consulate in Dakhla with a strong commercial orientation should lead to concrete investments. Currently, only a few million dollars are exported to Morocco.
By organizing virtual meetings next April, the first contacts will be established between the ministries concerned and the business world in order to identify possible areas of cooperation.
The toppers from the aforementioned companies confirmed the potential to establish good business relationships. Trade missions to Suriname will be taken over as soon as circumstances permit.