Mar 27, 2008, 7:09 AM
It is a tradition for all the ambassadors from the sister Republic to pay courtesy call on religious leaders in Banjul during their tenure of office.
The Lord Mayor of Banjul, Alhaji Abdoulie Bah, who was present at the occasion, welcomed Ambassador Njie, and Ahlu Tivaoune Federation lead by Alhagi Dodou Bah, representing the President of the Federation Alhagi M.I. Jallow and the Secretary General Alhagi Mamburama Sarr.
Imam Gaye, representative of the Khalifa General de Tijan, welcomed Ambassador Njie for paying a courtesy call on him. He also prayed for him for his mission on behalf of President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal to President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia.
While praying for peace to always prevail between The Gambia and Senegal, Imam Gaye said: “We are the same people, culture and everything.”
Ambassador Professor Saliou Njie saluted the gathering and emphasised his long-time friendship with the Mayor of Banjul, Alhaji Abdoulie Bah.
Ambassador Njie also stated that his mission to The Gambia is to strengthen the peaceful relationship between the two countries.
He said he believes his mission will be accomplished because President Yahya Jammeh gave him a warm welcome, and has assured him that “we are all the same people.”
Mayor Alhaji Abdoulie Bah, in his remarks, welcomed the Ambassador and praised him for the meeting, highlighting the friendship between the two of them.
Mayor Bah told Ambassador Njie that “peace shall prevail between the two states because President Yahya Jammeh’s aim is for the two states to live in peace and harmony.”
The Lord Mayor of Banjul prayed for the gathering and told Ahlu Tivaoune Federation to continually pray for the peace that President Yahya Jammeh wants in both The Gambia and the sister Republic of Senegal.