Jan 11, 2010, 3:33 PM
The Israel Embassy in
The commemoration was attended by senior government officials, diplomats and other dignitaries.
In his speech on the occasion, Dr Eli Ben -Tura, ambassador of
“We have recently commemorated the death of more than 20,000 soldiers killed in missions from the war of independence up till now,” he said. “Their sacrifice is not in vain but rather a command to all of us to work relentlessly towards peace.”
He used the opportunity to quote President Shimon Peres who has forecast that by the 70th anniversary of
Peace is not a choice; rather a necessity to all the inhabitants of our regions,” he said, adding that they count on their friends to assist them to accomplish “this sacred mission” because there is no development, no prosperity or well being without peace.
Since the 50s
Its ideology is to share with other countries expertise and technologies that have been useful to
Every year, several Gambians travel to
The reception is the first of its kind they have had in The Gambia, he noted, saying he believes the event would contribute to strengthening the friendly relations between the two countries.
For her part, Hon. Susan Waffa-Ogoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia, said
The minister said further that the relations between The Gambia and
“This initiative is anchored on the belief that peace is possible and that peace is the only option that can guarantee the secured existence of