Barrow applauds Gambia-Senegal relations

Barrow applauds Gambia-Senegal relations

6 January 2023, Banjul, State House: When President Adama Barrow received a ministerial delegation led by Professor Alioun Sow, the Minister for Culture and Historical Heritage, at the State House on Friday, January 6, he reiterated his commitment to enhancing relations between Senegal and The Gambia.Barrow applauds Gambia-Senegal relations

Reiterating the “natural” sociocultural bond, President Barrow embraced the friendly and brotherly relationships with his colleague President Macky Sall, the government, and the people of Senegal. “We should be proud of who we are and believe in ourselves,” he added.

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The Gambian Leader urged the two authorities to collaborate on developing policies to strengthen the excellent neighborliness between the two countries and bring the people together. While pleading for the preservation of peace in the region, he emphasized the significance of the relationships, stating, “Your immediate neighbor is your strongest partner, and we will succeed together.”

Professor Sow extended sincere congratulations to President Barrow from the leader of Senegal, describing him as a “Man of action without making noise,” expressing his delight in the country’s reception.

The Senegalese culture minister mentioned the partnership they have with the Gambia Navy and the National Council for Arts and Culture in The Gambia, as well as the significance of having officials who are trustworthy in order to influence government policies.

He stated that he would organize joint annual cultural festivals to honor Senegambia’s heritage in border communities.

The visit, according to Honourable Hamat Bah, Minister of Tourism and Culture, was historic and demonstrated President Barrow’s desire to preserve, promote, and advance Senegambia’s culture, the minister said. He went on to say that culture might serve as a motivation to advance national development.