Axi Gye’s term as Gambia’s ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to
Ethiopia and permanent representative to the African Union Commission has
officially ended on 4 September 2017.
According to a statement from the AU Commission, Ambassador Gye recently paid a farewell courtesy call to Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union.
Ambassador Gye told the AU chairperson that it was time for him to return to The Gambia after serving the country in Addis Ababa for two years.
He thanked the AU for its “prompt attention and leadership” during the political crisis in The Gambia after the December 2016 presidential election.
Chairperson Faki, shortly before presenting Ambassador Gye with a certificate of appreciation, expressed optimism that the ambassador’s combined government and diplomatic experience will be put to service of Gambia upon return.
He said the ambassadors who have served in Addis Ababa become veritable AU ambassadors in their countries as they are abreast with the issues and priorities of the Union.
The AU chairperson also congratulated the government as it normalises the political process in the country and looks forward to increase peace and stability for all Gambians.