Diab Ghanim, the non-resident ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of
The Gambia to Philippines, on Monday 21 January 2019, presented her letter of
credence to Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the president of the Republic of Philippines
at his official residence at Malacañang Palace.
Ambassador Ramzia Diab was accompanied by the Gambian honorary consul in Philippines, Ms. Maria Agnes T. Huibonhoa and Ms. Ajie Bintou Bojang, protocol officer.
Ambassador Ramzia Diab conveyed the fraternal greetings of President Adama Barrow to President Duterte and informed him of the desire of The Gambia government to further improve the ties of friendship and cooperation shared between the governments and peoples of The Gambia and the Philippines.
She also informed the Philippines President of the priority sectors of The Gambia government and expressed the strong wish of government to cooperate with the Philippines government in key sectors such as health, agriculture, tourism, human capital development, among other pressing areas.
Ambassador Ramzia Diab thanked the Philippines president for the support of his government and people rendered to the Gambian government, while expressing confidence that the commitment of the governments and peoples of the two countries will be an impetus for greater cooperation and solidarity on issues that are mutually beneficial. She also explained that The Gambia came out of 22 years of autocratic rule in December 2016, and has an agenda to revive cordial relations with her friends. Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad