Tuesday, June 2, 2020

President Barrow Accepts Credentials of Congo, Vietnam, Cabo Verde Ambassadors

Must Read

Dual citizens label law denying them right to contest for presidency as draconian

By Yankuba Jallow Some Gambians living in the Diaspora want the National Assembly to amend the provision of the final...

US Committed to Strengthen Gambia’s COVID-19 Response

In a press statement issued by their Embassy in Banjul on May 28 2020, The United States said it...

Are there Emergency Powers Regulations to back the state of Emergency of 19th May 2020?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Gambia Gazette no 29 of 22nd May 2020 publishes legal notice no 24 of 2020 provides...

State House, Banjul, 16th April 2019 – President of the Republic of The Gambia on Tuesday, 16th April 2019, received diplomatic credentials from ambassadors from the Republic of Congo, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Republic of Cabo Verde.

 Republic of Congo 

President Barrow and Ambassador Luc Jean Saint Vito Aka Evy discussed potential areas of collaboration for the mutual benefit of the peoples of the two countries. The President argued that African countries have enough experience to share amongst themselves in order to forge stronger partnerships. He expressed commitment to strengthening the cooperation in the areas of health, education, and economic sectors.

Ambassador Extraordinaire of Cabo Verde, His Excellency, Prof. Saint Vito Aka Evy told the waiting press that The Gambia and Republic of Congo share “a good, strong relationship”. He expressed commitment to making the relationship even more visible, adding that he will give priority to cultural, fisheries as well as educational cooperation between the two countries. 

Republic of Vietnam 

- Advertisement -

President Barrow told the Vietnamese ambassador that he welcomed potential collaboration and learning experience in the area of rice production taking into account the global successes of Vietnam in that area. He also encouraged the private sector of the Southeast Asian nation to invest in the country, especially in the area of cashew production. 

Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru, on his part, said the two countries enjoy a long tradition of an excellent relationship, committing to strengthening bilateral ties, particularly in areas of maritime, tourism, agriculture, education, health, among other sectors.

“We have great potentials to exploit between our two countries. In terms of cooperation, Vietnam and The Gambia’s ties have significantly developed. In 2017, the trade volume between the two countries rose to $24million,” he said, noting that The Gambia is one of the countries that have strong trade links with Vietnam 

Republic of Cabo Verde 

President Barrow discussed with the Cabo Verdean ambassador ways of strengthening the existing relations at both bilateral and multilateral levels, including ECOWAS. He expressed admiration for the high level political maturity and democracy that obtains in the country, citing the prestigious MO Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which was awarded to the country’s former president. He said the award serves as a great lesson for other African leaders to continue to work for the interest of their people. “There is no excuse for Africa… We have the necessary human resource base to build strong institutions,” he said while calling for experience sharing in the areas of tourism and other economic activities.

Ambassador Inacio Felina Rosa De Carvalho said the tourism sector can be a great opportunity of collaboration for the benefit of both countries. Other sectors that could be exploited are basalt and sand resources.

Latest News

Dual citizens label law denying them right to contest for presidency as draconian

By Yankuba Jallow Some Gambians living in the Diaspora want the National Assembly to amend the provision of the final...
- Advertisement -

US Committed to Strengthen Gambia’s COVID-19 Response

In a press statement issued by their Embassy in Banjul on May 28 2020, The United States said it is committed to supporting The...

Are there Emergency Powers Regulations to back the state of Emergency of 19th May 2020?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Gambia Gazette no 29 of 22nd May 2020 publishes legal notice no 24 of 2020 provides for COVID-19 Regulations, 2020. PART 1...

THE NEW STATE OF EMERGENCY AND ITS REGULATIONS WHAT HAS CHANGED !!!

How time is computed under the law is still a matter of concern and this should be properly interpreted by legal minds and applied...

Banjul North Nam Engages Constituents On Covid-19

Ousman Sillah, National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North, on Saturday 30 May, 2020, was out and about in the streets of his constituency...
- Advertisement -

People Also Read This