Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with Suriname since 1979. Relations are good, although not particularly intensive, and are dominated by economic cooperation.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Suriname
Key aspects of diplomatic relations
The Swiss embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, represents Swiss interests in Surinam
In 2019 Switzerland imported goods worth slightly over CHF 1 billion, mainly precious stones and precious metals. Swiss exports to Suriname – mainly chemicals and related products and also machinery – amounted to CHF 3.5 million.
Cooperation in education, research and innovation
Researchers from Surinam can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.
Swiss nationals in Suriname
At the end of 2019 there were 8 Swiss nationals living in Suriname.
History of bilateral relations
Switzerland and Surinam have had diplomatic relations since 1979.