May 12, 2014, 10:42 AM
On the 6th of March 2013, His Excellency Mr. Babacarr Diagne, Senegalese ambassador to The Gambia paid a courtesy call on Imam Alhagie Tafsir Gaye, representative of the family of Alhagie Malick Sy of Tivaoune in The Gambia.
The ambassador, who also came to sympathise for the demise of late Khalifa General Serigne Mansour Sy, was welcomed at the prominent Islamic scholar’s 43 Lancaster Street residence, by Ahlu Tivaoune, Alhagie Mbaye Chaw, acting mayor of Banjul and many other prominent personalities and scholars.
Imam Gaye welcomed the ambassador and thanked him for the visit.
He told him that The Gambia and Senegal are two people of the same descents who are related, both culturally and religiously.
“So we should join hands together and help our two heads of state for peace to prevail,” he said.
Imam Gaye prayed to Allah for the ambassador to have a successful mission in The Gambia.
The acting mayor, Alhagi Mbaye Chaw, congratulated the ambassador for the position and his visit at Imam Gaye’s residence.
Alhagi Mbaye, who welcomed him, on behalf of President Yahya Jammeh, to the city of Banjul and its people, stated that The Gambia and Senegal were together since the colonial era and then prayed for peace to prevail in the two countries.
Secretary-General Altai Mambura Sarr of Ahlu Twaoune Federation, who represented the president of the federation, Alhagi MII Jallow and vice-president, Alhagi Dodou Bah, all welcomed the ambassador, on behalf of the federation and all the diara in The Gambia.
His Excellency, the Senegalese ambassador thanked the crowd that welcomed him. He said his mission from President Macky Sall to his brother President Jammeh is centred on peace in the two countries.
Ambassador Jagne said he has been coming to The Gambia for a long time, so the mission is for both people to help strengthen the cordial relation that exists between the two countries.
He also said that President Jammeh told him to do his best in order to accomplish his mission.