Gambia’s ambassador to Ethiopia presents credentials to AU Commission chairperson

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Gambia’s ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union (AU), Wednesday, November 8th, presented his letter of credence to the chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Moussa FakkiMahamat.

Ambassador Sulayman Alieu Jack was accompanied by the Gambian community in Ethiopia to the seat of the continental body.

During a closed-door meeting with the AU chief, Ambassador Jack promised that he will do his best to raise the AU flag to higher high particularly in the areas of peace and security, AU Agenda 2063, (The Africa We Want). He extended President Adama Barrow and his government’s highest regards to the AU chairperson and renewed Gambia’s commitment towards realising the objectives of the continental body.

After presenting his credentials, Ambassador Jack held a meeting with the Gambian community in Ethiopia during which he assured them that his doors are upon for dialogue in areas of national development. He implored and tasked the Gambian community to be good ambassadors as they are representing the Gambia in their various field of expertise.

Ambassador Jack used the opportunity to thank President Barrow for the trust bestowed on him to head the embassy in Addis.

Almamy Kassama, the deputy ambassador, thanked the AU chairperson for accepting the credentials of the incoming ambassador. He assured that he would work hand-in-hand with the new ambassador. 

For his part, Halifa Manneh the head of Gambian community assured that the Gambian community would work with the embassy, saying though the community is small in size, they have big dreams to make The Gambia great. 

Author: Saidina Alieu Jarjou, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.