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Gambia, Sierra Leone to strengthen bilateral ties, says Vice-President Victor Foh

Feb 21, 2017, 11:00 AM | Article By: Kaddijatou Jawo

Sierra Leonean Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh has said with the recent change of democratic governance, The Gambia and Sierra Leone will further strengthen their bilateral relations.

Both countries would continue to work even harder to ensure their ties are stronger than ever and continue to maintain their long-standing amity, the Vice President said.

Speaking to journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting with President Adama Barrow yesterday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, the Sierra Leonean Vice President said The Gambia will forever remain peaceful.

Vice-President Foh said The Gambia has always been a peaceful and friendly country in the sub-region, especially with the new found democracy, through which it would even be the best and continue to enjoy the peaceful nature it has been known for.

He said that during the political impasse, the president of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, was part of the delegation that came and they were grateful for the hospitality he received during his stay in The Gambia.

President Koroma and President Barrow, he noted, have the same background when it comes to business, saying he believes the two would work together to strengthen the two nations’ bilateral-relations.

“We Africans have to dialogue and work together to make Africa the best continent, and try to ensure the peaceful transition of power when the time is due for a sitting president to leave office, rather than fighting against each other.”

The Gambia is a host to more than six thousand Sierra Leoneans, most of whom are teachers and some are entrepreneurs in small-scale businesses.