President Barrow Extols Gambia-Senegal Relations

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On his return from the inauguration of the fifth Senegalese President Mr. Bassirou Diomaye Faye, President Barrow told journalists at the airport in Banjul on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, that his expectation from the new President is to maintain peace and further strengthen the relationship between The Gambia and Senegal.

“We are one family and one people. So I expect us to build on this and nothing less,” he emphasised. 

President Barrow added that other countries can learn about the importance of having Senegal’s strong institutions in a democracy, makingit possible for the Government to uphold the decisions of the Senegalese people. 

Additionally, the President referred to former President Macky Sall as a close friend who loves The Gambia, and hopes that he will continue to work for Africa, Senegal, and The Gambia. 

At a solemn ceremony held at the Exposition Center in Diamniadio, President Faye said his Government will promote reconciliation and collaborate with neighbouring countries and institutions in the best interest of the Senegalese people.

The ceremony was presided over by the President of the Senegalese Constitutional Council and attended by Heads of States and Governments from within the sub-region, diplomats and a cross-section of Senegalese society.