From January 7 to 14, President Chan Santokhi will go on official business to India. He will take part in three significant events where he will deliver speeches. According to Foreign Affairs, International Business, and International Cooperation Minister Albert Ramdin, India will cover all expenses, including lodging, beginning when the president lands at the airport in New Delhi. Ramdin highlights that this excursion only incurs a small amount of expense.
As a special guest of honor, the head of state has been asked to take part in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Additionally, he will address members of the Indian diaspora. He would thereafter go to Indore for the Global Investors Summit. International investors and businesspeople will be present at this summit. Along with the president, a group of businesspeople from Suriname and the Netherlands will go. There are perhaps 10 to 12 persons.
The Voice of South Summit, in which the president will also participate online on January 13, is scheduled for that day. Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, also attends this meeting. Meetings with Prime Minister Modi and President Droupadi Murmu are planned.
Talks with several ministers are also ongoing. The governor of Gujarat, the state where the Indian prime minister was born, will also meet with the president. Visits will be made to pharmaceutical and oil refinery facilities among other places. The presidents of Sanatan Dharm and Arya Dewaker are also represented in the presidential delegation. The National Assembly’s deputy speaker, Dew Sharman, is also on the road since he will be honored in India. India has reportedly covered all of his travel and lodging costs, according to Ramdin. The delegation is made up of the president, his wife, minister Ramdin, ambassador Joan Ilahi, protocol, security, support personnel, and information. There are around 12 of them. Ramdin underlines how simple and practical the delegation is.
On January 5, the president will depart and go across the Netherlands. On January 15, following his return from India, he will attend a few meetings in the Netherlands. On January 16, the president will return to Suriname. The head of state will shortly fly to Brazil to witness Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s inauguration as president.