Jul 15, 2011, 2:43 PM
President Yahya Jammeh is set to visit the Republic of China (
This was disclosed by the Gambian leader on Saturday at
President Ma has extended this invitation to his Gambian counterpart to attend the graduation of five military academies in the ROC during which some Gambian students will also be graduated.
“I can assure you, Mr. President I will reciprocate your generosity, to continue our friendship,” President Ma told President Jammeh.
“I want to assure you of our continued support and friendship. Long live The Gambia-Taiwan friendship,” Ma added.
In his address, President Jammeh maintained that the relations between the two countries have gone beyond diplomatic relations.
According to him, the ROC has changed the lives of many people in Africa and the
“I assure you that I will honour your invitation. We will always stand by you,” said President Jammeh.
The event, he said, was historic and would, therefore, attend and do more exercises with his counterpart as they did in The Gambia.
President Jammeh has visited
The Gambian leader emphasised that the country under his leadership will never succumb to cheque-book diplomacy, and that the country will never be re-colonised.
The two leaders were speaking at the end of the visit of President Ma to Ming Daw Junior and
The school, according to its Principal Mrs. Ndela Carr, has an enrolment of 1,655 students in the junior section, and 826 in the senior category.
Mrs. Carr, who was speaking to The Point shortly after the visit of President Ma, said the school had been supported by Ming Daw Culture Centre in
Mrs Carr was overjoyed to receive two presidents in her school at the same time, she said, adding that the school needs a multi-purpose centre, which could also be used by the community.
This paper has learned that President Jammeh before his departure from Ming Daw had discussed with the Minister of Works, in the presence of the regional education director and school principal, for possible assistance to the school, particularly with regard to roofing and fixing windows.