On 21 September 2022, in New York, during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname, Albert Ramchand Ramdin, for a discussion on bilateral relations between the two countries, the latest international developments, and cooperation in international organisations.
At the meeting, Edgars Rinkēvičs wished Suriname a successful presidency of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Latvia desires to build bilateral cooperation in the areas of mutual interest, especially in the digitalisation and environmental protection sectors. The Ministers were unanimous about the need for political consultations between Latvia and Suriname.
“We would like to thank Suriname for its support for Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Russia is making attempts to restore an empire by military and violent means, thereby posing threat to security across the region. Russia’s invasion of an independent and peaceful neighbouring state dangerously undermines the foundations of international order and law,” the Foreign Minister underlined.
Edgars Rinkēvičs informed his counterpart that in 2025, for the first time, Latvia would stand as a candidate in elections to the United Nations Security Council for the period of 2026–2027.