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THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AFFIRMS INTENT TO BOOST TIES WITH THE GAMBIA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia is pleased to inform the general public that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed its commitment to intensify relations with The Gambia during the visit of Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of The Gambia as a Special Envoy of H.E. President Adama Barrow, to Jeddah on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs was received in Audience, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, by His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques. During the Audience, they discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation and issues of mutual interest.

His Majesty The King warmly welcomed the Minister of Foreign Affairs and asked him to reaffirm to President Barrow, Saudi Arabia’s commitment to intensify bilateral cooperation with The Gambia in all fields.

The Audience was attended by H.E. Mr. Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir - Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Al-Qattan- Minister of State for African Affairs, H.E. Mr. Musaad Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban- Minister of State at the Royal Court, H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz bin Saud Bin Naif bin Abdul-Aziz AlSaud - Minister of Interior and other Princes and Members of the Royal Family.

Following the Audience, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tangara and members of his delegation, which included Mr. Omar Gibril Sallah- Ambassador of The Gambia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Permanent Representative to the OIC, Mr. Lamin Sanneh – CEO of the OIC Task Force in The Gambia were received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jeddah, by the Saudi Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and H.E. Mr. Ahmed Al-Qattan- Minister of State for African Affairs, where they also discussed the latest developments in the regional and international arenas and ways and means to bolster bilateral cooperation. To this effect, the Saudi Foreign Minister informed the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tangara of the decision of His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, for Saudi Arabia to open a Consulate in Banjul this year which will later be upgraded to an Embassy at a date to be mutually agreed upon by the two countries.

Dr. Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded his successful visit to Saudi Arabia on Thursday 13th September 2018.

 

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