Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians
Abroad (MoFA), Ousainou Darboe Monday applauded the government of Indonesia
through its Embassy in Dakar for
providing the necessary financial support and expert facilitators for a 3 - day
training workshop on Protocol and International Conference Management for civil
“Investment in our human resources is a testament to the excellent bilateral ties that exist between the Republics of The Gambia and Indonesia,” said Minister Darboe.
He made this remark in his opening statement at the Training Workshop for Protocol officers held at Senegambia Beach Hotel. Minister Darboe indicated that the role of protocol officers amplifies opportunities to promote The Gambia’s interest globally.
He explained that the Training Workshop would give participants the opportunity to explore the basic tenets of protocol, preparation of international conferences, security and access to conferences, airport arrangements, amongst many other duties required of protocol officers.
This training, the minister added, is crucial as it would prepare the officers ahead of the 2019 Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Summit which The Gambia will host. The summit, he said, is expected to host 57 heads of government and their delegations.
In his address, the ambassador of Indonesia to The Gambia based in Dakar, His Excellency Mansyur Pangeran, said the training workshop was part of the implementation of the commitments of the government of Indonesia. He said that the capacity building came into being as a result of friendship collaboration and cooperation between the two governments.
He disclosed that within South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Indonesia has organised 160 capacity building programmes with a total number of participants not less than 1,336 persons from Africa and Middle East countries.
“This training is designed for the preparation of the government of The Gambia to become host of the OIC Summit in 2019,” he said.
He assured that sharing of knowledge and best practices would continue between the two countries.