Onderdirecteur Geopolitieke Aangelegenheden
In January 2020 appointed as the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Geopolitical Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname. She was Acting is this position from May 2018.
From February 2012 – March 2018 she was the First Secretary, Alternate Representative of the Republic of Suriname to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. As of 5
November 2015, she was also assigned as the Interim Representative
of the Republic of Suriname to the OAS.
In her capacity as Interim Representative she Represented the Republic of Suriname to the OAS and was responsible for the multilateral -, diplomatic - and political work in the OAS. She was also responsible for the administrative work in the Mission.
As First Secretary her primarily duties were related to the OAS Integral Development pillar. This pillar has the focus to eradicate poverty and to work on sustainable development for the Region. She also represented her country at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Commission on Women of the OAS (CIM).
Mrs. Sachi Soekhoe started her diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Suriname in 1999.
Before her posting in 2012 she was the Coordinator of the America’s Division with the bilateral responsibilities for South-, North- and Central America and also the Caribbean region. As coordinator she has worked among others in the negotiations in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) with the focus on sustainable tourism and transport. In the Caribbean she was involved in the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and the Caribbean Court of Justice and was also member of the CARICOM Security Commission dealing with regional security aspects and policy making.
As a Senior desk – Officer at the Europe Division from 2002-2008, she dealt with the foreign policy of the countries in Europe and the diplomatic representation of Suriname in Europe, among others France, Brussels and The Hague. In this capacity she was also involved in the trade negotiations within the African-, Caribbean-, and Pacific States (ACP) and the European Union (EU).
Had the opportunity to serve as a Protocol Officer and gained skills in organizing conferences and meetings in Paramaribo, Suriname. She was also junior Protocol Officer for the section Immunities and Privileges of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname in the year 2000.
Also represented her country at several International and Regional Meetings and has an advisory – and reporting role in these Meetings.
Is also qualified teacher for Law for higher education.
She has a licentiate Degree in Law from the Anton De Kom University of Suriname. She has also completed post-graduate studies in Diplomacy, Contemporary International Relations and Development and professional courses in International Relations and Management.
Mrs. Sachi Soekhoe was born on 30 October 1975 in Paramaribo, Suriname, is married and has a son.
She is fluent in Dutch, English, Sarnami-Hindi, and Spanish (intermediate).
Name : Ramlal
Maiden name : Soekhoe
First Names : Sachi Antrieka
Date of Birth : October 30, 1975
Place of Birth : Paramaribo
Marital Status : Married
Sexe : Female
Religion : Hindoe
Nationality : Surinamese
Education/ Year of Graduation:
2011 : Diplomatic Course at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004 : Anton de Kom University of Suriname
Graduate in Law/ Title: Master at Laws
1995 : Mr. Dr. J. C. De Miranda Lyceum
1992 : Shri-Ram School
Junior Secondary Education
January 2020 – current : Permanent Secretary for Geopolitical Affairs
May 2018 – December 2019 : Acting Permanent Secretary for Geopolitical Affairs
February 2012- March 2018 : First Secretary/Alternate Representative of the Republic of
Suriname to the Organization of American States and as of 5
November 2015, assigned as the Interim
Representative of the Republic of Suriname to the OAS. February 2012- February 2011 : Coordinator America’s Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs February 2011 - April 2008 : Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Staff member- Americas Division
April 2008- 2002 : Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Staff member Europe Division
2010- 2008 : Member of the Caricom Security Commission
2008 : Member of the Execution Working Group Brazil
2004 : Member of the National Commission on the Ferry Albina- Saint
2003 : Observer and Reporter for the first Joint-Commission
Suriname-Indonesia, Asian Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2002- 2000 : Protocol Official – Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign
2000 -1999 : Junior Staff official, Department of International Economic
Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1996 : Researcher for Poverty and Social issues , Institute for Research and Development, Paramaribo, Suriname
Post Graduate Diploma Course (English)
2008 :Tokyo, Japan “Second Young Diplomats Invitation Program for
Caricom Member States”.
2008 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “IV Course for South American Diplomats”
2004 : New Delhi, India, “37th Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats”
2003 : Anton de Kom University of Suriname, “Post Graduate Diploma Course on Diplomacy, Contemporary International Relations and Development”
Certificates ( Dutch and English courses)
2011 : Spanish conversation, Básico III, IVCC, Paramaribo
2010 : Spanish conversation, Básico II, IVCC, Paramaribo
2006 : Pedagogical Certificate in teaching, Paramaribo, Suriname
2005 : Advanced Certificate course in spoken and written English
(Teachers Training College), Paramaribo, Suriname
2004 : Leadership Skills Course (Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in collaboration with the F.H.R. Lim a Po Institute for Social Studies), Paramaribo, Suriname
2003 : English Conversation, Paramaribo, Suriname
2002 : Course on Latin America Studies
Anton de Kom University of Suriname
2001 : Training Project Management, Paramaribo, Suriname
Conferences/Seminars /Workshops (National en International)
▪ 2012- current, participation in several meetings of the OAS General Assembly, Summits and
Head of State meetings
▪ June – december 2011, Course on International Relations, Ministery of Foreign Affairs
▪ Regional Caricom Seminar on the International Criminal Court, June 2005
▪ WTO, FTAA, CSME, ACP-EU, Caricom, OAS en de EU Trade seminar, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Paramaribo, Suriname, April 2003
▪ ACP-EU seminar, STPO, Paramaribo, Suriname, June 2003
▪ Workshops on Political-Stragetic aspects of international trade negotiations: The FTAA, VSB, Paramaribo, Suriname, June 2003
▪ National WTO seminar, Ministry of Trade and Industries, Paramaribo, Suriname, August
▪ National Seminar on Economic Partnership Agreements, Paramaribo, Surinam, 2002
▪ Participation in several ACP-EU meetings in Brussels on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
▪ Participation in several ACS meetings in Port of Spain on behalf of Ministry of Foreign
Language Skills : Dutch (fluent)/Native language
English (fluent) Sarnami-Hindi (fluent) Spanish (intermediate)