The Republic of Suriname has opened an Embassy in Accra Ghana, the first in Africa to help to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.
The Vice President of Suriname, His Excellency Michael A.S Adhin, in his address at a ceremony to open the Embassy stated that the establishment of the Suriname Embassy in Ghana would help strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as enhance relations between Suriname and other African countries.
His Excellency Adhin added that “the establishment for the Embassy would help to renew the cultural and economic ties between the two countries”. He said Suriname had entered a new face of enhancing political, cultural and economic ties on the basis of mutual interest, which would help accelerate the development of the people of both countries. He added that for the people of Suriname the opening of the Embassy in Ghana which coincided with the commemoration of the “Year of Return Ghana 2019” was significant.
Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, commended Suriname for opening an Embassy in Ghana and added that it was a “culmination of the fruitful diplomatic relations between the two countries spanning over four decades”. She acknowledged the historical ties between Suriname and Africa, and was hopeful that the Embassy in Ghana would serve as launch pad for the country to reach the rest of the Africa.
She also reaffirmed Ghana’s continuous commitment to enhancing relations with Suriname and said Ghana also hopes to establish a diplomatic representation in Paramaribo. She extended an invitation to the Government and people of Suriname to participate in the activities marking the “Year of Return in Ghana, 2019”. The celebration marks the commemoration of 400 years since the arrival of African slaves in Jamestown, Virginia, USA.