Legal and Security Cooperation with Suriname – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Ericka Bareigts, Minister for Overseas France (4 May 2017)

The French ambassador to Paramaribo has had a successful meeting with the Suriname authorities who showed a real desire to strengthen to strengthen our cooperation on justice and security matters.

Suriname confirmed its intention to ratify the agreements on readmission and police cooperation already concluded several years ago. Such ratifications are important because they should facilitate the establishment of a Police Cooperation Center in Saint-Laurent du Maroni.

Our two countries have agreed to accelerate the conclusion of a mutual legal assistance agreement. The entire Guiana plateau is facing the same security challenges; we applaud this reaffirmed desire to face them together.

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