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Ex-Ambassador Touray turns down offer

Jan 16, 2017, 11:37 AM

According to official sources, Kebba S. Touray, former ambassador of The Gambia to Morocco, has turned down an offer of appointment by outgoing president Yahya Jammeh to be ambassador in the People’s Republic of China to replace Dembo Badjie, who was among the 12 ambassadors to recognize President-elect Adama Barrow.

In the letter he replied to the foreign ministry on Thursday he said he turned down the offer because of personal reasons.

Touray has a wealth of experience in diplomacy and governance. He was first appointed ambassador to Spain then Morocco. He was recalled last October and later terminated in the service.

He served in the Cabinet as Minister of Trade and Minister of Finance, before being appointed ambassador to          Morocco.