Barrow on maiden visit to UN

Monday, September 18, 2017

President Adama Barrow yesterday morning left Banjul for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, for the first time after becoming president.

 According to a press release from the State House, the meeting would accord the Gambian leader the opportunity to address the General Assembly and participate in the general debates, while members of his delegation attend other high level sessions. 

President Barrow will also meet with Gambians during his visit, the release said.

 The UN General Assembly is Barrow’s second international summit after the Arab-US Summit that was held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, months back.

Instituted since 1946, the UN General Assembly is the biggest annual gathering of world leaders “to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges”. 

Source: Picture: President Adama Barrow