Gambia, Russia to partner in promoting education, agriculture

Monday, April 23, 2018

The minister of Information Communication and Infrastructure, Demba Ali Jawo, has said that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his country’s intention to work with The Gambia in promoting quality education and agriculture amongst other sectors.

The Russian president, Mr. Jawo, made disclosure April 11, 2018, while accepting the letter of credence of the Gambian ambassador to the Russian Federation, Her Excellency Jainaba Bah.

Mr. Jawo who was on Wednesday speaking to journalists during his ministry’s organised press conference held at the ministry’s board room.

He further said that an improvement in bilateral relations between The Gambia and Russia have led to an agreement for visa-free protocols for diplomatic and service passports holders from The Gambia and Russia.

In a move to further strengthen ties between the People’s Republic of China and The Gambia, Mr. Jawo, said that the government of china has offered 400 short term study opportunities and 40 fully funded scholarships to Gambians through the bilateral support for human resource development in 2018.

Commenting on the country’s security, the spokesperson of The Gambia government said that the Gambia Police Force has decided to restore police check points across the country effective April 13, noting that this happens because the government has realised some security gaps and related security risks by allowing individuals to ply the routes from Banjul to Basse without being checked.

He added that these check points mainly help to search the unlicensed motor vehicles and stolen items

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara
Source: Picture: Minister Demba Ali Jawo