Mar 18, 2010, 1:11 PM
The Gambian leader President Yahya Jammeh has reaffirmed his government's commitment to maintaining the existing cordial relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC).
According to him, The Gambia will never turn its back on
He further pledged that The Gambia under his leadership would always stand by the side of
He described the gift of four-patrol boats to the Gambia Navy as unprecedented. He thus thanked the government, Armed Forces and people of
He noted that the gesture amply demonstrated the existing co-operation between the two countries.
President Jammeh stressed that the gesture would no doubt boost the operations of the navy in its quest to secure the country's territorial waters from all forms of illegal activities.
He urged the concerned authorities to take proper care of the boats to ensure their sustainability.
According to officials, this is the largest single foreign military aid that the Gambia Armed Forces have received in a year.
For his part, Major-General Lang Tombong Tamba, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), applauded the Republic of China on
He emphasized that
Andrew Hsia, Deputy Foreign Minister of
He also reaffirmed his country's resolve to maintain and strengthen relations with The Gambia.