Aug 24, 2010, 12:25 PM
Four new ambassadors accredited to The Gambia last Thursday presented their letters of credence to President-elect Yahya Jammeh at State House in
The latest ambassadors to present their letters are Samuel Chen of the Republic of China on Taiwan; Perry Calderwood, Canadian High Commissioner accredited to The Gambia but based in Dakar, Mr Hesham Mohamed Maher, Egyptian ambassador, and Mr Alhadji Mandifing Diane, ambassador of Guinea Conakry, both resident in Dakar, Senegal.
Speaking to journalists shortly after presenting his letters to the Gambian leader, ambassador Samuel Chen expressed his resolve to continue strengthening what he described as “a fruitful relationship” between The Gambia and
According to him, his discussion with the Gambian leader centered on key issues, among them education, health, agriculture; and they also exchanged views on bilateral relations.
He told journalists that he will work tirelessly towards consolidating the gains achieved by his predecessor, in strengthening the ties between the two countries.
Education, he said, is of paramount importance in the relationship between
Also speaking to reporters shortly after meeting with the Gambian leader was the new Canadian High Commissioner Perry Calderwood, who said he had a fruitful meeting with President Jammeh on a wide range of issues, including bilateral relations.
“We also talked about the existing cooperation in the areas of training and security for the Gambian military and police officers, and for further cooperation in the area of education,” he stated.
The Canadian High Commissioner also told journalists that, despite being based in
Hesham Mohamed Maher, the new Egyptian Ambassador, described the relationship between The Gambia and
The Egyptian envoy told journalists that his discussion with President Jammeh centered on different areas of cooperation between the two countries.
“There are a lot of potentials and great possibilities of cooperation between the
The Egyptian diplomat also spoke of his resolve to work on promoting irrigational agriculture in view of the fact that The Gambia has all the required resources, including fertile land and water.
Also speaking to journalists was Alhadji Mandifing Diane, Guinean ambassador, who said the
“Even the River Gambia is a true symbol of unity between our two countries and their peoples,” he said, adding that his discussion with the Gambian leader was very productive.
“President Jammeh is ready to cooperate with us for the development of the two countries, and I’m sure the two countries will work on a strong footing to alleviate poverty,” Ambassador Diane added.