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Zimbabwe, Indonesian Ambassadors present letters of credence

Jul 20, 2012, 1:11 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Two more ambassadors designate to The Gambia yesterday presented their letters of credence to President Yahya Jammeh at State House.

Trudy Stevenson and Andrajati from Zimbabwe and Indonesia respectively will be based in Dakar, Senegal.

Speaking to waiting journalists after presenting their credentials to the Gambian leader, Ambassador Stevenson expressed hope of closer collaboration between Banjul and Harare.

According to her, it is good to strengthen links between the English-speaking countries, noting that The Gambia is surrounded by other countries that speak other languages.

“This is going to be a great advantage, and we need to strengthen the communication links,” she said, adding that she had discussed with President Jammeh issues regarding exchange programs, particularly in the fields of agriculture, education, environmental management and wildlife.

Also speaking to waiting journalists, the Indonesian Ambassador-designate to The Gambia, Andradjati said during his tenure, he would do all he could to build the cordial relationship between The Gambia and Indonesia.

According to him, he would focus on key issues in the fields of economic and technical cooperation, agriculture, health and other sectors which are of national interest to both countries.

Asked about the response of President Jammeh, Ambassador Andradjati said the Gambian leader encouraged him to improve more on the relationship between the two countries, particularly in agriculture, education and other sector.