The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Seedy SK Njie, addressed Commonwealth leaders

The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Seedy SK Njie, addressed Commonwealth leaders at the House of Commons in Westminster, London. The gathering marked the 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth organization.
Hon. Njie reaffirmed The Gambia’s commitment to the principles and ideals of the Commonwealth, including shared democratic values of good governance, rule of law, and justice. He further emphasized the government’s dedication to human rights, accountability, and upholding the rule of law.
The Deputy Speaker urged Commonwealth leaders to remain steadfast in their commitment to peace, justice, and good governance across all 65 member states. He called for a collective effort to resolve conflicts within the Commonwealth and for member states to engage in dialogue to end war and suffering in various regions, specifically mentioning Palestine, Ukraine, and other conflict zones.
Earlier on Monday, Hon. Njie accompanied Gambia’s High Commissioner to the UK, Ms. Fatou Bom Bensouda, to a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial gates honoring the over five million soldiers who lost their lives during World War I.
The Deputy Speaker also attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey alongside Queen Camilla and Prince William, where the flags of all 65 member states were raised. Hon. Njie further commended Ms. Tida Ceesay, a Gambian resident in London, for volunteering to carry The Gambia’s flag during the ceremony.