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Open Skies Agreement with the Republic of Suriname

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 10, 2013


On July 8, 2013 in Paramaribo, Suriname, Ambassador Jay Anania and Suriname’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Lackin signed an Open Skies air services agreement formalizing the liberalization of our bilateral aviation relationship.

The Open Skies Agreement will enter into force, upon an exchange of diplomatic notes between the governments, confirming that all necessary internal procedures for entry into force of the agreement have been completed.

The Open Skies Agreement creates opportunities for strengthening the economic partnership between the United States and Suriname through closer links in transport and trade.

Open Skies agreements permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory, allowing airline managements to determine how often to fly, the kind of aircraft to use, and the prices to charge. This agreement will strengthen and expand our trade and tourism links with Suriname, benefitting U.S. and Surinamese businesses and travelers by expanding opportunities for air services and encouraging vigorous price competition by airlines, while preserving our commitments to aviation safety and security.

The United States has Open Skies agreements with over 100 partners around the world.

PRN: 2013/0859


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