Jun 17, 2021, 11:34 AM
The meeting was meant to bring the two countries together to map out mechanisms for common goals and mutual benefits as well as to eliminate double taxation between the two countries.
The Gambian delegation included the minister of Finance, Commissioner General of The Gambia Revenue Authority, Deputy Commissioner General and Head of Domestic Taxes, Director Technical Service, Director Legal Affairs, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and PS Ministry of Finance among others.
The Gambian delegation was led by the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Mamburay Njie.
According to GRA officials, the mission in Senegal was to negotiate an agreement on the elimination of double taxation between the two countries.
The first round of negotiations ended successfully in Dakar as both countries agreed on all the articles of the agreement.
The second round of negotiations will be hosted by The Gambia in the not too distant future to further review and agree on the text in both English and French after which the Ministers of Finance for both countries will sign.
According to Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) officials, once the Agreement is signed, “it will then be submitted for ratification by the Parliament in each country before it comes into force.
Leaders of some of the main political parties in The Gambia have added their voice to the recent skirmishes in Foni between ECOMIG and the separatist MFDC rebels of Casamance, denouncing in strongest terms the unfortunate and deadly incident that had occurred few days ago along The Gambia-Senegal border.
The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) in partnership with Eleven Sports TV will start showing all the GFF First Division League matches in both male and female categories.
The executive secretary and deputy spokesperson of Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC), Dodou Jah, says his party will extend hands to United Democratic Party UDP if that means to unseat President Barrow.