Dec 21, 2011, 10:41 AM
The embassy of the
The celebration, held at the prestigious five-star Coco Ocean Hotel in Bijilo, brought together senior government officials, cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic and consular corps, private sector, as well as the media and civil society representatives.
The Venezuelan declaration of independence, according to officials of the embassy, is a statement adopted by a congress of Venezuelan provinces on 5th July 1811, through which Venezuelans took the decisions of breaking away from the Spanish crown; establish a new nation based on the premises of the equality of individuals, the abolition of censorship and a dedication to freedom of expression.
Speaking on the occasion, Lourdes Perez, Venezuelan ambassador to the
“This was a celebration that in the past was considered to be held only in academic circles, but now the revolutionary government of Hugo Rafael Chavez has made the celebration no longer a celebration, but a popular celebration. “It is no longer a celebration, but it is a celebration of the entire people,” she said.
Ambassador Perez added that their independence is no longer a word with connotations of hope, but it is a reality sprouting in their spirits.
According to her, the independence of
“It was not until revolutions broke out in North America and Europe that the political environment in
Dr Momodou Tangara, minister of Foreign Affairs, International Relations and Gambians Abroad, in a statement, reaffirmed the
He told the gathering that the 200 years of independence marks another milestone in the accomplishments of
According to Foreign Affairs minister Tangara, the
He stated that since the establishment of bilateral relations between the
“Therefore, given our continued commitment to enhance bilateral relations, I am glad to note that our two governments have enjoyed harmonious and cordial relations based on shared common values, our commitment to the maintenance of international peace and security,” he added.
Tangara reiterated government’s commitment to uphold its fraternal ties of friendship and cooperation with the