Suriname’s Foreign Minister, Albert Ramdin, sent a message today at The Wall Street Journal He confirmed that US officials are in talks with Suriname to send a group of Afghans detained at a US base in Kosovo to Suriname.
According to the newspaper, an extensive discussion took place with Suriname on this issue and Ambassador Martin Schalkwyk confirmed that Suriname is studying cooperation. The newspaper said that a team will be formed to conduct further discussions.
These are refugees who do not meet the requirements for admission to the United States. The newspaper also spoke to the group of Afghans detained in Kosovo, but they do not like the plan. Afghans say they are concerned about the plan to send them to Suriname, due to the country’s crime rates and poor economic situation.
President Santoki met with United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Thursday, September 15th. It is not known if this topic was also discussed between the two.
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