" I do hope that the government will strengthen ties with the OIC, because I believe Suriname has a lot of opportunities within the OIC. Unfortunately, these opportunities have not been utilized, because of suspicion among many politicians and non-Muslims. "
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
" Suriname is among the countries which Turkey wants to develop its relations with as part of our country's Latin American initiative. Our relations with Brazil, ties that would develop with Suriname and Chile alike will boost our influence in the region "