Statement of the Spokesperson on Suriname

On 29 June 2016, the fourth round of Article 8 EU-Suriname Political Dialogue took place in Paramaribo.

The EU recalls that in the context of the Cotonou Agreement, which is the framework for relations between the EU and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, there is provision for human rights, democratic principles, and the rule of law to be protected and promoted. The EU urges therefore the Government of Suriname to respect the rule of law and separation of powers.'

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