Turkish foreign minister arrives in Suriname on Thursday
After several changes in dates, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will become the first Turkish foreign minister to visit Suriname when he arrives on Thursday for a two-day visit. A few days later, on September 23, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will also arrive in the country, elevating the international profile of both Suriname and neighbouring Guyana, where ExxonMobil and Tullow have discovered vast quantities of oil and gas.
Turkey has emerged a major investor in Africa involving construction of airports and other major infrastructure projects. It is the world’s 17th largest economy, and has been invited by the government to invest in Suriname.