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UK, US, EU and Spain support Ecowas decision on Gambia

Dec 21, 2016, 10:31 AM

The ambassadors of the United Kingdom, United States of America, European Union, and the Chargée d’Affaires of Spain to The Gambia have issued a joint statement expressing solidarity with the position of Ecowas on the political situation in The Gambia.

Below is the full statement:

The Ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the European Union, and the Chargée d’Affaires of Spain welcome the clear and unequivocal communiqué on the situation in The Gambia taken at the 50th session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Abuja on 17 December.

We fully support the eight points of agreement and specifically welcome the appointment of Presidents Buhari and Mahama as Mediator and Co-Mediator.

We further support the appeal for all stakeholders, within and outside The Gambia, to exercise restraint, respect the rule of law and ensure the peaceful transfer of power.

20 December 2016