By Patience Loum, Banjul, The Gambia – Sunday, March 15, 2020.
The President of the Republic of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has met with Senegalese President Macky Sall, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, National Telegraph can confirm.
Discussions focused on issues regarding the relationship between both countries. Speaking at the closing of the meeting in Dakar, capital of Senegal, Barrow stated that the meeting facilitated an honest exchange of opinions on common objectives.
“With reference to our bilateral relations, regional integration, and global issues, I am happy to express my satisfaction with the fruitful discussions we had, ” Barrow said.
Barrow also said the meeting allowed them to review the cooperation agreements between both countries, common desires to strengthen them.
“I welcome our resolve to heighten the bilateral relations between us and to broaden multilateral collaboration through South-South Cooperation arrangements,” he said, adding that “I strongly support the push to foster genuine economic growth on the African continent for greater human development”
Both presidents, including Senegalese experts and ministers, discussed defense and security, justice and consular affairs, finance, transport and trade, higher education, tourism, culture, health, fisheries, agriculture, and energy. Barrow congratulated ministers and senior officials from both countries on the outstanding undertaken duties.
“I remain confident that the various tasks we have set ourselves through the action points in the Report of the Second Edition of the Presidential Council Meeting, and the various objectives contained in the signed agreements will be pursued before convening the Third Edition of the Presidential Council in Banjul,” he said.
The Gambian President concluded by mentioning the strong bond between the two countries which goes to signify that the two countries are one people with the same common traditional practices and heritage.