Tabling the issue for consideration by lawmakers, Kebba K. Barrow, majority leader and member for Kombo South said the Republic of The Gambia and the sister Islamic Republic of Mauritania are bonded historically and religiously and further cemented by the common interest of the two people through cultural and commercial activities.
The two parliaments, he said, would play a crucial role in strengthening mutual benefits in both countries and to be able to overcome challenges in the sub-region.
The majority leader explained that the deacons of parliamentary diplomacy and fast-taking routes with a growing interest among parliaments are to oversee and scrutinize the executive foreign policies.
The establishment of the parliamentary friendship group, he added, would significantly enhance the collaboration and strengthen the already existing bilateral relationship between the Republic of The Gambia and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
“Considering the profound historic diplomatic and cultural relationship, the move would recognize the abilities and the crucial role that the two legislators could play in maintaining this profound historic diplomatic and cultural relationship between the two countries.” Barrow stated.
The Kombo South lawmaker observed that the establishment of such diplomatic ties between the two countries would further strengthen the political and mutual trust as well as assist in the areas of trade and people-to-people relations.