Gambian migrants well treated in Mauritania: Ambassador

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Mauritanian ambassador to The Gambia has revealed that Gambian migrants living in Mauritania receive good treatments just as Mauritanian citizens.

“They are well respected and living there without problems,” El Hacen Mohamed Awan told journalists after presenting his letters of credence to President Adama Barrow yesterday.

Ambassador Mohamed Awan said that hopefully, when efforts of the new government begin to yield fruits, those youths trapped in Mauritania will not go further but will return back home to work.

“We will like to work with the governments and people of The Gambia to improve the economy that will lead to the youth staying and working in the country here,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ambassador said he discussed with the President Barrow areas that would be better for the two countries.

“All the youth leaving The Gambia for Europe through Mauritania will be able to stop and we hope everything will be ok in The Gambia, which will make the youth to stay,” he said, speaking through a translator.

The Gambia and Mauritania share a history. According to the envoy, the president of Mauritania has manifested that Gambia and Mauritania are one, which was why during the political impasse his president played a great role that resulted in resolving the crisis. 

“Now the two leaders are working hard in further strengthening the relations between the two countries,” he said. 

Author: Sanna Camara
Source: Picture: Mauritanian ambassador talking to journalists