On January 1, President Chan Santokhi will witness Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s newly elected president, take office. It is crucial for Suriname to be represented at the highest level, Foreign Affairs, International Business, and International Cooperation Minister Albert Ramdin tells the media. Lula will be extended a formal invitation by Santokhi to travel to Suriname. This is to talk about the strategic partnership between Guyana, Suriname’s southern neighbor.
On January 1st, the presidential delegation, according to Ramdin, will depart for Brazil early in the morning. Ramdin and Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry, the first lady, are both a part of the modest delegation. There will be a little program about the Brazilian Congress meeting for the inauguration. The president’s address after being sworn in is followed by a reception.
The inauguration will include the attendance of leaders from South America, the Caribbean, and Europe, among others. Ramdin points out that many heads of state find it challenging to attend on New Year’s Day. In the future, this date will be altered. The minister emphasizes the value of Suriname attending and early introductions to the next Brazilian president.
One of the world’s largest economies is Brazil. Environmental and climatic issues are important to the incoming president-elect Lula. This needs to be noted by Suriname right now. On January 2, President Santokhi and his delegation will return.