May 27, 2008, 5:25 AM
Four new ambassadors accredited to The Gambia yesterday presented their letters of credence to President-elect Yahya Jammeh at a ceremony held at State House in
The new ambassadors are Mr. Ali Riza Ozcoskun from
Speaking in an interview with journalists shortly after his audience with the Gambian leader, Ali Riza Ozcoskun said
According to him, relations between the
“We believe that The Gambia in her economic development efforts, will find the needed support and cooperation from
He told journalists that
Ambassador Ali Riza expressed hope that the cooperation between the two countries in addressing the full range of critical issues of our day and age, including terrorism, extremism, intolerance, poverty, climate change and economic and financial volatility, will be further increased.
“The work ahead may be immense, but the potential is historic and the prospects are most exhilarating,” he added.
Mrs Dominique Dellicour of the European Union said relations between the European Union and The Gambia are very fruitful one.
“We have one of the biggest cooperation programs in The Gambia. Today if you look at our portfolio of programmes, we have already committed almost three billion dalasis for cooperation in very critical domains of economic development for The Gambia,” she further stated.
According to her, the European Union has over the years been doing a lot to promote the development of the main trans-Gambia road system.
“We also have very important programmes on economic development to try to improve public finance management, transparency in the budget process, and more accountability of the government in terms of planning and implementation of the budget,” she told journalists.
Revealing that there also exist a new development project on democratic governance, ambassador Dellicour announced that a €10 million programme for supporting the