New IOM Chief of Mission Presents His Accreditation Letter to Foreign Minister, Others

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By Ndey Sowe 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, on Monday, 9 October 2023 received credentials of the new Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), H.E. Mr Emmanuel Witmos Murwisi.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the new Chief of Mission and commended IOM for cooperating with the Government of The Gambia on migration issues over the years. Dr Tangara further urged the IOM to continue collaborating with The Gambia as there is still work to be done on the management of irregular migration.

For his part, MrMurwisi renewed the commitment of the IOM to address the priority needs and requests of The Gambia on migration issues.

He reiterated that The Gambia is a member of the IOM and as such they will stand by the organization to help their priorities on migration management.

On the same day, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad Dr Mamadou Tangara, received copies of the Letters of Credence of five (5) new Envoys from Portugal, Finland, Poland, Romania, and Ghana at a brief ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry complex in Banjul. 

Foreign Minister Tangara congratulated the new envoys on their appointment and expressed the Government of The Gambia’s readiness to cooperate with their respective countries in the areas of mutual interest.

On their part, the new envoys reassured the Foreign Minister of their preparedness to further deepen the already existing cordial relations between their respective countries and The Gambia at the bilateral and multilateral levels.

The new envoys are the Ambassador of the Republic of Portugal, H.E. MrsFlorbelaAlhinho Paraiba, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, H.E. Ms Anu Saxen, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Mr Bartlomiej Zdaniuk, Ambassador of the Republic of Romania, H.E. Mr Nicolae Nastase, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mrs Emma Henewah Mensah.