Diplomats from Norway, Sweden, Tanzania, Guyana present credentials to President Barrow
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow’s diplomatic engagements with foreign diplomats accredited to The Gambia continued with more Ambassadors presenting their Letters of Credence to him at the State House, Banjul. The increasing number of foreign governments establishing ties with The Gambia reaffirms the redemption of the country's image in the comity of nations, which informs the foreign policy engagement of the Barrow administration. It hinges on building international partnerships, peace, security, and development.
President Adama Barrow first received in audience the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, His Excellency Mr. Gunnar Andreas Holm. They discussed the level of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, highlighting the reforms in the judiciary, security sector, and the civil service. He calls for humanitarian support for The Gambia’s reforms, especially in the areas of the prison reform programme.
“Prisons are correctional centers meant to reform offenders and rehabilitate them for integration into society,” President Barrow said, assuring the diplomat of his commitment to promoting democracy at all levels.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Mr. Gunnar Andreas Holm described the bilateral cooperation and relations between his country and The Gambia as ‘’outstanding’’, which spans decades. “Norwegians have fun memories of their stay in The Gambia, not only as tourists but as businessmen,” he said.
The two leaders also discussed issues of tourism and sustainable management of fisheries resources as well as The Gambia’s plans for increasing sources of renewable energy like Sweden successfully did. It was announced that a research programme in Fisheries was already ongoing, which would involve the arrival of a research vessel in Gambian waters in a few months.