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Spain -Gambia Relations Strengthen

Mar 13, 2009, 4:39 AM

In a bid to further strengthen the already very cordial bilateral relations between the Republic of The Gambia and the Kingdom of Spain, Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vega Sanz, First Vice Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain executed a two-day working visit to the Republic of The Gambia from 8th to 9th March 2009

Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vega Sanz was accompanied to Banjul by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and other senior government officials.

Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vega Sanz was received at BanjulInternationalAirport by Her Excellency Ajaratou Dr. lsatou Njie-Saidy, Vice President and Secretary of State for Women's Affairs, the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, His Lordship the Chief justice, Secretaries of State, and National Assembly Members and government officials.

During the visit, Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vega Sanz and delegation had a meeting with Her Excellency the Vice President Ajaratou. Dr. lsatou Njie-Saidy in the presence of several Secretaries of State and senior government officials. In the course of the Meeting the First Vice Prime Minister and the Vice President presided over the signing of a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of The Gambia and the Kingdom of Spain.

Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vega Sanz and delegation were also received in audience by His Excellency Professor Alhajie Yahya A J J Jammeh, President and Head of State of the Republic of The Gambia.

During the visit, Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vegal Sanz and delegation visited the Spanish Project at the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), the Naval Base in Banjul, and the Women's vegetable Garden in Bakoteh. Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vega Sanz also held a press conference with the Spanish media.

At the end of the visit, Her Excellency Dona Maria Teresa Fernandez dela Vegal Sanz expressed her gratitude to Her Excellency Ajaratou Dr. lsatou Njie-Saidy, the Government, and people of the Republic of The Gambia for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to her and the Spanish delegation throughout their visit.

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