During her meeting with President Chan Santokhi in New York, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva reiterated that the fund will continue to support Suriname in the implementation of its recovery plan. The government had already indicated that it would urge the IMF to make changes to the recovery plan as its implementation weighs heavily on the people.
“In light of high food and fuel prices, I have indicated our flexibility to work with Suriname to adapt the Fund’s program to help the Surinamese people,” Georgieva tweeted on her page.
Santokhi, along with Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation Minister Albert Ramdin, held talks with IMF officials in New York. While the details of the conversation are not yet known, Georgieva’s announcement indicates the direction in which the negotiations have gone.