Secretary Boris Johnson of the U.K. yesterday welcomed the move after the
Commonwealth Secretariat confirmed that The Gambia’s application had been
approved unanimously by Commonwealth Member States.
“The Gambia’s return to the Commonwealth family is fantastic news. When I visited the country last year, I saw huge enthusiasm for the values and opportunities offered by our modern, diverse Commonwealth,” Mr. Johnson said.
In a statement released by the U.K. government, he pointed out that this shows that when a country commits to strengthening democracy, governance and the rule of law, it is welcomed back to the international community and the Commonwealth family.
“I very much hope to welcome President Barrow to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London in April.”