Jan 14, 2013, 10:05 AM
Excellency, President Adama Barrow continues diplomatic engagements at the
State House on Monday, November 19, 2018. The President accepted letters of credence
from envoys of Poland and The Catholic Church of Rome.
For the Vatican envoy, Monsignor Dajobesto Campos, being accredited to The Gambia was a pleasure for him. “The Vatican and the Gambia shared a good diplomatic relations. We have been working together for the society, for the people and the world and other religions in general,” he said, lauding the good collaboration between the Church and the Barrow government.
During their discussions, President Barrow emphasized the importance of religion in society. He also talked on the contribution of the catholic mission in areas of health, education and agriculture in The Gambia. He said through their interventions, thousands of people were impacted positively in the country and beyond.
The President thanked The Pope for preaching global peace and cementing relations with The Gambia through appointing an Ambassador. He said the Gambia being a secular state also has a strong Christian community.
“Religion contributes to national security because when religious leaders preach peace, the country becomes peaceful; people are disciplined and contribute meaningfully to national development,” he said.