Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with Surinam since 1979. The two countries enjoy good but low-key relations focused mainly on economic cooperation.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Suriname
Key aspects of diplomatic relations
The Swiss embassy to Venezuela in Caracas represents Switzerland's interests in Surinam.
In 2020, Switzerland imported goods worth just over CHF 1 billion from Surinam, mainly comprising precious stones and metals, and exported goods to the value of CHF 1.3 million – primarily chemical and related products and machinery.
Cooperation in education, research and innovation
Researchers who are citizens of Surinam can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.
Swiss nationals in Suriname
There were 8 Swiss citizens living in Surinam at the end of 2020.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland and Surinam have had diplomatic relations since 1979.