Gambia, Senegal should maintain peaceful environment

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Senegalese ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Prof. Saliou Ndiaye

, has called on Gambians and Senegalese citizens to maintain the peaceful environment the two brotherly countries are known for.

“Gambia and Senegal have shared and continue to share good relationship,” he said. “This is because God has blessed us to share many important things naturally and among them are languages, culture, religion and more.”

Ndiaye in exclusive interview with journalist Pa Modou Cham yesterday said the two neighbors have enjoyed fruitful bilateral ties.

“Bilaterally, Gambia and Senegal have been partnering in national development, most especially in peace and reconciliation.”

It could be recalled that last week, long heated dispute had ensued between the neighbouring villagers of the Gambia and Senegal after an officer of The Gambia Fire and Rescue Service, Ansumani Drammeh, was shot in the legs at Jahanka village in the Upper Fulladou District.

The ambassador emphasised the need to emulate the leaders of the two countries, saying that President Macky Sall decided to visit The Gambia after his 12 days in power in other to strengthening the peaceful relations between the two countries.

He thanked President Barrow for working closely with his Senegalese counterpart for the benefit of their people.

“I thank President Adama Barrow for partnering with President Macky Sall for coming up with a policy that will enable them to meet every six months and discuss about way forward which will also enhance development between the brotherly countries.”

“I call on residents of Gambia and Senegal to live in harmony because fighting cannot solve anything.”

According to him, they are working to make sure that the confrontation that occurred will be solved as soon as possible without any misunderstanding,” he said. “The two presidents have built us peaceful environment and ministers are also working to maintain peaceful relationship.”

“So let the public join hands with them to further strengthen the conducive environment,” he reminded.

Ambassador Ndiaye stated that border is just a thin line drawn by the white but doesn’t mean that the bothers should separate people, instead “we should give hand and work together, adding that the people of both countries should keep their cultures as guiding principle which advocates for oneness.

Author: Pa Modou Cham
Source: Picture: His Excellency Prof. Saliou Ndiaye