Nov 29, 2012, 9:01 AM
A special envoy of Senegalese President Macky Sall yesterday held talks with President Yahya Jammeh at State House in a bid to further strengthen the relationship between
Mankeur Ndiaye, Senegalese Minister of Foreign Affairs, was in
Ndiaye told waiting journalists after a closed-door meeting with President Jammeh that his discussion with President Jammeh also centered on the role being played by the Gambian leader in collaboration with
‘The objective of the message is to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between
He told journalists that he had a very lengthy discussion with President Jammeh and his ministers all centered on ways and means of further strengthening the relations between the two countries.
According to him, the relations between the Gambia and Senegal is not a question about security, but development as well, noting that as always stated by the two Presidents, Gambia and Senegal is one population with two governments.
‘We also discussed about strengthening the economic, cultural, and commercial cooperation between the two countries,’ he said, while revealing that there are plans to have a joint commission meeting between Banjul and Dakar in June in Banjul to look at the cooperation between the two states.
‘We also discussed about the excellent role played President Jammeh in collaboration with
‘President Macky Sall is commending President Jammeh for his stance in that regard on behalf of the Senegalese population,’ he said, while calling on President Jammeh to further assist in bringing a lasting solution to the situation in Casamance.
‘President Macky Sall has also extended his gratitude to President Jammeh for the warm welcome he accorded the new Senegalese High Commissioner to The Gambia, and for allowing him to visit Senegalese nationals in prison,’ he said.
The Senegalese envoy also lauded President Jammeh for allocating a plot of land to
Noting that President Macky Sall paid his first official visit as President to The Gambia, the Senegalese envoy said he has also extended a special invitation from President Macky Sall to President Jammeh to visit
Diplomatically, he went on, they will hold discussions to see when and in what ways the visit will take place.