Government

The Government of Suriname is accessible via its website www.gov.sr where you will find information about the services from the Government, the various ministries and its tasks as well as contact addresses. 

In the menu on the left you can find information about national holidays in Suriname. These are the closing dates of the Consulate General. You will see a link to the Constitution of Suriname. All other information on legislation in Suriname is available through the website of the National Assembly on www.dna.sr  The last link is a list of contact addresses for public authorities of the Government of Suriname.

Foreign Policy objectives

Suriname's foreign policy focuses at:

  • Maintaining relations with foreign countries in general
  • Strengthening bilateral relations and promote strategic integration and development
  • Promote and defend national interests in the multilateral arena
  • Establish a comprehensive policy on migration
  • Institutionally strengthen the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Suriname is aware that in present time, no country can develop on its own. Spearheads in the foreign policy of Suriname are the border- and neighbouring countries, the integration of Suriname in the context of UNASUR, CARICOM and CELAC, as well as the intensification of bilateral and multilateral cooperation and its diversification. Furthermore, increasing the share of Suriname in international trade through the attraction of investment and the search for export markets, as well as the contribution of the Surinamese Diaspora to the national development, is also among the new priorities of the Government of Suriname with regard to its foreign policy.


Suriname is also member of the following organizations:

African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) 
United Nations (UN)
Organization of American States  (OAS)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Interamerican Development Bank (IDB)  
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

 

The Republic of Suriname is a constitutional democracy. The legislative powers of the State are attributed to the National Assembly of Suriname, which is the highest political body of the state. This Parliament consists of 51 members, elected by popular vote for a period of five years.

The Vice President of the Republic is elected in a similar process. The Vice President is the Chair of the Council of Ministers.

A State Advisory Council consisting of 15 members advises the President in the conduct of policies. These members are:

  • representatives of all political parties represented in the National Assembly
  • representatives of Unions
  • representatives of Industry

Justice is exercised by an independent Court of Justice, of which the members are appointed for life by the President in consultation with the National Assembly, the State Advisory Council, and the National Order of Private Attorneys.

The highest executive and administrative power are exercised by a Council of 16 Ministers, representing an equal number of ministries, appointed by the President.

Administrative Divisions

Suriname is divided into 10 ten administrative districts, namely Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica. Each district has a fixed number of resorts, gathered from the total area. The District Commissioner (DC) is the Administrative Head and also chairman of the District Council. The DC is assisted by a District Secretary and a number of other executive officials.

The Republic of Suriname is a constitutional democracy. The legislative powers of the State are attributed to the National Assembly of Suriname, which is the highest political body of the state. This Parliament consists of 51 members, elected by popular vote for a period of five years.

The Vice President of the Republic is elected in a similar process. The Vice President is the Chair of the Council of Ministers.

A State Advisory Council consisting of 15 members advises the President in the conduct of policies. These members are:

  • representatives of all political parties represented in the National Assembly
  • representatives of Unions
  • representatives of Industry

Justice is exercised by an independent Court of Justice, of which the members are appointed for life by the President in consultation with the National Assembly, the State Advisory Council, and the National Order of Private Attorneys.

The highest executive and administrative power are exercised by a Council of 16 Ministers, representing an equal number of ministries, appointed by the President.

Administrative Divisions

Suriname is divided into 10 ten administrative districts, namely Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica. Each district has a fixed number of resorts, gathered from the total area. The District Commissioner (DC) is the Administrative Head and also chairman of the District Council. The DC is assisted by a District Secretary and a number of other executive officials.

Government contacts

 His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi
 President of the Republic of Suriname
 Presidential Palace at the Onafhankelijkheidsplein 1, Paramaribo
 Offices of the President of the Repubic of Suriname
 Kleine Combéweg 4 Paramaribo
 T. (597) 472841/474294
 Email: secretariaat@president.gov.sr
 Email: sewradjr@gmail.com

 His Excellency Ronnie Brunswijk
 Vice-President of the Republic of Suriname and  Chairman of the Council  of Ministers
 Office of the Vice-President of the Republic Suriname
 Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 118, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 470589
 Email: kabinet@vicepresident.gov.sr
 His Excellency Albert R. Ramdin
 Ministery of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation
 Henck Arronstraat 8, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 471209/471756
 Email: sec.minister.mofa@gov.sr
His Excellency David Abiamofo
Ministery of Natural Resources
Mr. Dr. J.C. de Mirandastraat 11-13, Paramaribo
T. (597) 410160/421455
Email: secretariat.nh@gov.sr
 His Excellency Albert E. Jubithana
 Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism
 Mr. J. Lachmonstraat 167, Paramaribo
 Ph. (597) 490666 Ext. 46
  Email: sec.min.tct@gov.sr
 His Excellency Uraiqit H. Ramsaran
 Ministery of Social Affairs and Public Housing
 Waterkant 30, Paramaribo
 Ph. (597) 4078340/478624
 Email: secre.min.sozavo@outlook.com
 Her Excellency Krishnakoemarie Mathoera
 Ministery of Defense
 Kwattaweg 29, Paramaribo
 Ph. (597) 422611/474244
 F. (597) 420055
 Email: secretariat.mindef@defense.gov.sr
 Email: secmin.defense@gov.sr
 Her Excellency Maria E. Pawiroredjo-Levens
 Ministery of Education, Science and Culture
 Dr. S. Kaffiludistraat 117-123
 Ph. (597) 498383
 Email: minowc2015@gmail.com
 Her Excellency Riad J. Nurmohamed
 Ministery of Public Wordks
 Jagernath Lahmonstraat 167
 T. (597) 462500 / 490777 / 490666 Ext. 211 of 362
 Email: sec.minister@publicworks.gov.sr
 His Excellency Bronto S.G. Bronto
 Ministery of Home Affairs
 Wilhelminastraat 3, Paramaribo
 Ph. (597) 476461/473438
 Email: sec.minister@publicworks.gov.sr
 His Excellency Amar N. Ramadhin
 Ministery of Health
 Henck Arronstraat 64,Paramaribo
 T. (597) 474941
 Email: secretariaat.minister@health.gov.sr
 Email: secmin.volksgezondheid@gov.sr
 His Excellency Armand K. Achaibersing
 Ministery of Finance and Planning
 Jamaludinstraat 26, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 472610/479577/08541742
 Email: secmin@finance.gov.sr
 Her Excellency Gracia V. Emanuël
 Ministery of Regional Development and Sport
 van Rooseveltkade 2, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 471574
 Email: secr.min@regionaldevelopment.gov.sr
 Email: secrminro@gmail.com
 Email: secmin.ro@gov.sr
 His Excellency Parmanand Sewdien
 Ministery of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
 Letitia Vriesdelaan 8 - 10, Paramaribo
 Ph. (597) 477698/477830
 Email: minlvv@sr.net
 Email: secminlvv@gmail.com 
 His Excellency Kenneth J. Amoksi
 Ministery of Justice and Politice
 Henck Arronstraat 1, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 473033 / 473841
 Email: secmin@juspol.sr
 Her Excellency Rishma N. Kuldipsigh
 Ministery of Labour, Employment Opportunity and Youth Affairs
 Mr. Eduard Brumastraat 52, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 475241/477045
 Email: secmin@atm.gov.sr
 Her Excellency Diana M. Pokie
 Ministery of Land and Forest Management
 Cornelis Jongbawstraat 10-2, Paramaribo
 Ph. (597) 471178/470700
 Email: secretariaat.rgb@gmail.com
 His Excellency Silvano Tjog-Ahin
 Ministery of Spatial Planning and Environment
 Adres: Jamaludinstraat 26
 T. (597) 472610 Ext. 234
 Email: secretariaat.minrom@.gov.sr


 Her Excellency Saskia N. Walden
 Ministery of Economic Affairs, Entrepreneurship and Technological Inovation
 Adres: Havenlaan Noord 1, Paramaribo
 T. (597) 402886 / 404834
 Email: minhi@.gov.sr