President Adama Barrow on Wednesday received the Letters of Credence from the new Senegalese Ambassador to the Gambia Bachirou Sene, at the State House in Banjul. Ambassador Sene was received with military pomp and a parade with the honour of inspecting a Military guard of honour.
President Barrow congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and hailed the historic and unique friendly relationship between the Gambia and Senegal.
The President expressed optimism that the high level of peaceful co-existence between the two countries will continue to advance the development of their respective peoples. He extended heartfelt gratitude to his colleague brother and friend President Macky Sall, for his great choice of Ambassadors to the Gambia, citing the outgoing Ambassador Professor Salieu Ndaiye as a committed and instrumental diplomat to the Sene-gambian cause.
For his part, the new Ambassador said he was happy to be assigned to the Gambia, vowing that his ultimate mission is to further strengthen and expand the bilateral ties between the Gambia and Senegal.
“I am sent here to foster the strong ties between the Gambia and Senegal. We are all happy about the current state of relations between our countries. The relationship is great and beautiful. I am happy to be assigned here because I consider myself a Sene-gambian citizen.”