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Sierra Leone envoy calls on Foreign Minister

Jul 25, 2014, 9:55 AM

Sierra Leone’s ambassador to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau, Soulayman Daramy, on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on the minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aboubacarr Senghore, in Banjul.

During the meeting, Ambasssador Daramy briefed him on developments in Sierra Leone, and the two discussed how to further strengthen bilateral ties.

A press release from the embassy of Sierra Leone in Banjul said Ambassador Daramy, speaking at the meeting, said both countries have come a long way.

He brief the Gambian foreign minister on the “rapid development the nation is going through led by the APC government in the areas of trade, agriculture, roads infrastructure, energy, education and staying on top of the Ebola virus disease in the sub region”, the release added.

“President Ernest Bai Koroma and his government attach much importance and interest in the things that bind our two nations, and has asked me in a special way to convey such to your people and President Yahya Jammeh”.

Regarding Sierra Leoneans in The Gambia, Ambassador Daramy said he was pleased to hear from President Jammeh himself that they are law-abiding, and that they can stay in the country for as long as they wish.

The release said Minister Senghore expressed his delight that Daramy was appointed ambassador to The Gambia.

Dr. Senghore according to the release added that The Gambia has gained a lot from Sierra Leone, especially in the area of education and extended family ties dating back to the colonial days.

President Jammeh has pledged his government’s continued support in all areas of cooperation at all times, Dr. Senghore further stated, according to the release.

“Mr. Ambassador, my doors and that of the President are open to you at all times. Please convey to your President and people our warmest greetings and regards”, Dr Senghore reportedly added.