2nd Special Course for Diplomats from Suriname on Commercial and Economic Diplomacy
The 2nd Special Course for Diplomats from Suriname on Commercial and Economic Diplomacy is being held virtually from the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from 07 December- 18 December 2020. 18 young Surinamese Diplomats are participating in this course.
The inaugural address was delivered by H.E. R. Ramdin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of Suriname on 7 December 2020. The inaugural session was also attended by Amb. Luziano Edwin Truideman, Permanent Secretary, Administrative and Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Amb. Miriam A. Mac Intosh, Permanent Secretary, Geopolitical Affairs and International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Surinamese side. Amb. J. S. Mukul, Dean SSIFS welcomed the participants.
The participating diplomats would be joining from Paramaribo, Suriname and the speakers would be delivering the lectures from New Delhi, India. SSIFS has an MoU of cooperation from June 2018 with Suriname. Prior to this special course, 41 Surinamese diplomats have participated in different SSIFS courses.
This Special Course would include modules covering the entire gamut of commercial and economic diplomacy ( role of commercial representatives, WTO, FTA, trade negotiations, India’s economic initiatives, publishing trade and investment journals, future potential of India-LAC trade and investment, trade financing, organizing B2B meetings and shows, trade security remedies, data management, international and regional trade law etc.) In addition, there would also be lectures on India’s Foreign Policy, India’s relationship with the Latin America region and Suriname.
India has traditionally enjoyed warm, friendly and cordial relations with Suriname reinforced by cultural and people-to-people contacts bridged by the Indian Diaspora's arrival 146 years ago. Bilateral relations have been further strengthened during the last few years with the exchange of regular high-level visits.