Gambia, Senegal preparing for second presidential council meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Gambia’s trade minister said on Thursday that governments of Gambia and Senegal are preparing for the second Presidential Council meeting in Dakar, Senegal.

The Presidential Council started last year in Banjul leading to the signing of six agreements including security and extradition of alleged criminals. The idea of establishing the Presidential Council was first conceived during the visit of President Adama Barrow to Senegal from March 2-4, 2017, where the two leaders elevated their bilateral relations to a level of strategic partnerships, by setting up a medium for the periodic review of bilateral agreements every six months.

Speaking at the celebration of Senegal’s 59th Independence Day in Brusubi on Thursday, Minister Jobe said the Presidential Council meeting will enable the two countries to finalise their signed agreements and start implementing them.

He said Gambia appreciates the pivotal role played by President Macky Sall during the 2016 political impasse and the restoration of democracy in the country. He thanked the Senegal government for its role in mobilising financial and material resources for ECOWAS intervention to enforce and maintain peace and security.

Author: Pa Modou Cham