Sep 7, 2020, 12:36 PM
The Gambia has designated former vice-president Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang as her candidate to run for election of vice-chair of the African Union Commission.
According to a news release from Foreign Affairs Ministry, the agreement would create cordial working relations between the government of The Gambia and the government of Switzerland in identifying opportunities, coordinating and managing challenges of migration.
“These, the two countries believe will further strengthen relations and deepen cooperation with regards to the effective management of migration, dealing with unemployment and creation of more opportunities for women and youth in The Gambia.”
“The government of The Gambia further negotiated for all undocumented Gambian migrants in Switzerland to be trained on livelihood skills and be integrated in Swiss community.”
“As The Gambia progresses in enhancing her democracy, there is need to ensure that the country adheres to international Human Rights Instruments by respecting the laws of other countries whilst also ensuring that Gambian citizens within and outside enjoy the required protection of the Government. In this regard, the government of The Gambia and the government of Switzerland agreed that all legal remedies will be exhausted before any voluntary returnees will be repatriated.”
“The government of The Gambia further assures all Gambians that it is approaching migration as a developmental issue and that the signed Cooperation Agreement will also pave the way for the establishment of a multi-purpose skills training centre and create other opportunities for young people to achieve their goals in The Gambia. Both countries agreed on the spelt out modalities which serve as an enabling tool to ensure equitable and balanced intervention with a view to attaining dignified life for Gambians in Switzerland and Swiss citizens in The Gambia.”
“Further, as part of efforts to further strengthen the excellent bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and at the invitation of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, the Vice President and Federal Councillor of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, is expected to visit The Gambia on Friday 12 February 2021.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad has confirmed that cancellation of the deportation flight with 14 Gambians from Germany on Wednesday was due to the current surge of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG), on Wednesday appeared before the legislators of the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly for the presentation of activity and financial reports for 2017, 2018 and 2019.
A 20-ton truck with registration number TH-3081-C overloaded with merchandise yesterday has its trailer broken as it climbs the Banjul Ferry Terminal ram with part of its merchandise falling into the water.