President Ram Nath Kovind reached Suriname capital Paramaribo on the second leg of his three-nation tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba. He was received at the Paramaribo airport by Suriname President Desire Delano Bouterse. Mr Kovind was given a Guard of Honour.
President Ram Nath Kovind observed the Yoga day in Suriname along with his counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse. This will be the first time that heads of two countries will together participate in the International Yoga day. Later on, the two sides agreed to expand the bilateral agenda, especially in areas of economic relations, cultural cooperation and development partnership.
Further, India will assist Suriname to establish a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology. An MoU was signed in this regard, along with four others in the field of elections, diplomatic academies partnership, employment for the spouse of diplomats of the two countries and archives. The President also addressed the National Assembly of Suriname, thereby becoming the first foreign Head of State to address the Assembly.
Source- DD News
Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
- Suriname Capital- Paramaribo, Currency- Surinamese dollar, President- Desire Delano Bouterse.