Bilateral relations Switzerland–Suriname

Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with Surinam since 1979. The two countries enjoy good but low-key relations focused mainly on economic cooperation.  

Economic cooperation

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.

Trade promotion (Switzerland Global Enterprise)

Swiss nationals in Suriname

There were 8 Swiss citizens living in Surinam at the end of 2020.