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Keynote Address from H.E. Chan Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname (via video)


H.E. Chan Santokhi, President, Republic of Suriname

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • It is necessary to recognize the importance of regional cooperation that promotes energy and food security as well as access to finance. 
  • Suriname is currently working with Caricom on the matter of energy security and access to financing, with an emphasis on cooperation with the U.S. 
  • In order to achieve the greatest success moving forward, emphasis must be placed on developing regional oil and gas capacities.

“My country, Suriname, is one of the only three carbon-negative countries in the world with this high forest cover and low deforestation rate, and we would like to keep it that way.”

H.E. Chan Santokhi, President, Republic of Suriname