#National News

Gambia hosts meeting of Franco-Gambia parliamentary friendship group

Feb 25, 2022, 11:34 AM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

The National Assembly of The Gambia Franco-Gambia Parliamentary Friendship Group held a bilateral engagement with their French counterparts on Monday the 21st February 2022 in Banjul.

The visiting delegation was led by the Chairperson of the French Parliamentary Committee, Mr Francois Mbaye.

The two sides agreed to ink a Memorandum of Understanding focusing chiefly on agriculture and technical cooperation.

Hon Lamin J. Sanneh, National Assembly Member for Brikama South revealed plans to initiate an economic forum through which France and The Gambia will deal with sectors in need of bilateral interventions.

He said the Parliamentary Friendship Group will facilitate the twinning of the health and education sectors in the areas of social welfare and languages respectively.

Mr. Jean-Charles Allard, Charge d’Affaires at the French Embassy in The Gambia hailed the collaboration between the two parliaments and encouraged members to widen their friendship scope.