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Special magazine on ‘Gambia-China new stage of cooperation’ published

Dec 20, 2021, 12:22 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo


The Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia in Beijing, China, in collaboration with Beijing Rearcher Business Company Limited has published a Special Magazine on The Gambia entitled: ‘The Gambia and China New Stage of Cooperation’.

 

The purpose of publishing this first edition of the magazine is to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the Republic of The Gambia and the People’s Republic of China. The magazine provides information about the bilateral relations as well as important information about The Gambia, including Trade, Investment opportunities and Travel & Tourism.

This further aims at strengthening the economic and trade cooperation between The Gambia and China and also provides an opportunity to present The Gambia as an ideal trade, investment and tourism destination to Chinese companies and people. This magazine would serve as a medium through which readers can have a better understanding and appreciation of The Gambia.

The Gambia Embassy officials said the first publication marks an important milestone in the Embassy’s work in Beijing as information constitutes one of their key tools of diplomacy. They further added that the Embassy will continuously attach great importance to public diplomacy as it is an important part of international relations.

“It’s my fervent hope that this magazine will serve as a medium through which you can have a better understanding and appreciation of our country The Gambia famously referred to as the Smiling Coast of Africa. We encourage you to visit The Gambia and discover the home of Kunta Kinteh,” Ambassador Masanneh Nyuku Kinteh said.

The magazine further captured a statement made by President Adama Barrow in September 2018, saying: “The Gambia will unswervingly uphold the one-China policy without any hesitation and is committed to consolidating the win-win partnership with China, which fully conforms to the will of Gambian people. Cooperation with China will enable The Gambia to speed up its development.”

Meanwhile his counterpart, President Xi Jinping of The Republic of China who was also featured in the Magazine, said: “China supports Gambian government’s efforts in building the new Gambia and is willing to increase pragmatic cooperation and expand people-to-people exchanges with the western African country.”

Energy

On Energy, the magazine also featured that the government of The Gambia has put in a place a national energy policy, a national energy strategy as well as national renewable energy law and feed-in tariff that is geared towards opening the renewable energy sector for enhanced private sector investment among others.”

Sea Transport

In the area of Sea Transport, it further highlighted that the Port of Banjul is the main seaport that serves The Gambia’s seaborne trade and is one of the World’s busiest shipping lanes. It’s situated at latitude 13 degrees 27’ North and Longitude 16 degrees 34’ West and located on the estuary of the River Gambia, 26 nautical miles away from the Atlantic Ocean.

Health

Sustaining gains registered in immunization coverage reducing infant and maternal mortality. Combating the problems of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases through the strengthening of the primary, secondary and tertiary health care.

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