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Gambia, Senegal to build strong foundation for generations, says President Macky Sall

Feb 20, 2017, 11:34 AM

Senegalese President Macky Sall has said The Gambia and Senegal would continue to work together in peace, stability and harmony to ensure that both nations build a strong foundation and legacy for generations to come.

He made the remarks on Saturday at the inauguration of President Adama Barrow and celebration of the 52nd independence anniversary of The Gambia, held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

He said The Gambia and Senegal is one nation whose people were separated during colonial times; nevertheless, the two nations have continued to be one and the same in all ways.

“If you live in Senegal it is just like you are living in The Gambia, because the way of life is the same. There is no difference between the two nations ranging from culture to religion,” he said.

He added: “As far as we are living, we will continue to work in harmony and maintain that relationship our forefathers and grandparents were enjoying.”

President Sall further congratulated the people of The Gambia for the peaceful change of government through the ballot box, and for waiting patiently for the political impasse to settle.

He noted that the two nations need peace, harmony, security, stability and development because these are the real challenges the two nations are faced with, and added that if they continue to work hand in glove all these challenges will turn to strengths.