CDS Drammeh in Senegal to strengthen military ties

Feb 26, 2021, 11:04 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

The Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Yakuba Drammeh is currently in Senegal to meet his counterpart to strengthen military cooperation among others.

According to military sources, CDS Drammeh discussed with his counterpart Gen. Biram Diop pertinent issues designed to strengthen peace between the two countries and also to exchange training programmes.

“It is prudent to stress that in order to overcome the rampant crisis in the world particularly the sub region, it’s relevant for the two countries’ top security officers to meet, discuss and share experiences."

The Gambian CDS yesterday also paid a courtesy call on The Gambian High Commissioner in Dakar, where he was received by High Commissioner Hadrammeh Sidibeh.

After the usual welcome by the deputy head of mission, Dr. Mariam John, CDS Drammeh briefed the Gambian diplomats about some of the activities he undertook since his appointment as CDS and informed that the purpose of his visit in Senegal was to further enhance the relations between the two countries and Armed Forces.

He stated that his current visit to Dakar is among the occasional ones undertaken for strategic military partnership.

CDS Drammeh said GAF is planning to deploy a Defence Attaché in Senegal to further enhance Military cooperation and coordination.