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Gambia’s Defence minister in Rwanda on study tour

Nov 26, 2019, 1:11 PM

The Gambia’s Defense Minister Sheikh Omar Faye has led a delegation to Rwanda on a study tour, with a view to successfully implementing and restructuring security sector reform processes.

As part of his mission, the Gambian delegation last Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the Rwandan  minister of Defence, Mai General Albert Murasira at the ministry’s headquarters in Kimihura. The two ministers discussed how they could enhance bilateral ties between the two countries.

“Rwanda has been a friend of The Gambia from day one and we applaud the leadership of presidents Kagame and Barrow in the African spirit of unity which is why we are here,” said Minister Faye.

“The way forward is to build a strong cooperation between the two countries. May be we will have our people come to Rwanda for training, but also have Rwandan people come to The Gambia to see where we are to strengthen the capacity of our people in terms of defence and other areas”, he went on.

Earlier, the delegation visited Zigame CSS, a financial cooperative with a membership drawn from six security institutions in Rwanda that has been very instrumental in uplifting the welfare of Armed Forces in Rwanda.

It could be recalled that Faye was recently appointed minister of Defence by President Adama Barrow relinquishing the position that had been under the presidency for decades.

The Gambian delegation also included the permanent secretary of Ministry of Defence.

Source: New times, Rwanda leading Daily