Meet the Vietnamese Community of Suriname
|Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa met with the Vietnamese community living and working in Suriname|
The Vietnamese community in Suriname was formed in 1999, mostly consisting of Vietnamese crew members in fishing boats of Suriname, Korea, and India. After fishing in the waters of Suriname, they decided to stay and work here. The special thing of the Vietnamese community in Suriname is that they all come from the sea of Nghi Xuan, Ha Tinh.
Currently, the Vietnamese community here owns 5 fishing boats, they are happy to have asserted themselves in the country of Suriname. Captain Ngo Van Quynh said that each trip to sea if favorable, can catch 10-15 tons of shrimp, each fishing boat creates jobs for about 20 Vietnamese workers and seafood processors on the shore.
|The Vietnamese community in Suriname already owns five fishing boats|
Ho Nhat Thu, owner of a Vietnamese restaurant in Suriname, said his dream is to develop a more spacious restaurant so that he can introduce more Vietnamese cuisine to people here as well as foreign tourists.
|Vietnamese people in Suriname are also successful in the field of construction|
Ho Van Mau, a Vietnamese who has been successful in the construction of major projects in Paramaribo, Suriname said: everyone is busy with their work in the country of Suriname, but when it comes to Traditional New Year or major holidays, we all gather. We contribute to the construction and development of Suriname and also support our people in Vietnam.
Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa visited the Republic of Suriname
Vietnamese Ambassador to Brazil and Suriname Pham Thi Kim Hoa presented her credentials to the President of Suriname Chandrikapersad Santokhi (Chan Santokhi), on November 9, 2021, in Suriname.
President Chan Santokhi cordially received Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa. At the meeting, the President of Suriname conveyed his regards and best wishes to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Vietnamese people.
Ambassador Pham Thi Kim Hoa expressed her honor to visit the Republic of Suriname. Ambassador Hoa congratulated the Surinamese people on their numerous economic achievements recorded under the leadership of President Santokhi. She committed in her position to contribute to the development of the traditional friendship between the Governments and peoples of the two countries.
The President expressed his respect for the Vietnamese people and affirmed that he will always support and create the most favorable conditions for the Vietnamese people living and working in Suriname.
On November 12, 2021, Surinamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation Albert Ramdi received Ambassador Kim Hoa. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname appreciated the achievements as well as the role of Vietnam in the international community; affirmed to always support Vietnam in multilateral forums; promote the exchange of high-level delegations at all levels in the coming time. Suriname wants Vietnam to share its post-harvest processing experience, especially in the fields of rice and seafood.
The Vietnamese diplomat also met with Jaynath Padarath, president of the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to discuss ways in which to accelerate trade and expand co-operation in agriculture, fisheries, and wood, as well as in the organization of training courses and exchange schemes in agriculture.
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