March 12, 2018


MOFA is also responsible for Gambian embassies and missions abroad as well as foreign embassies and missions in Gambia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation & Gambians Abroad took the decision in 2013 to realign its divisions along regional lines, and it was formatted to handle issues on subject matter basis.

A cabinet paper with the following new structures and organisation of the ministry was put forward to cabinet for consideration and was subsequently endorsed.

Thus, the Ministry was restructured into the following Divisions headed each by a director:


African Affairs Division

This division handles bilateral relations within the African Continent, Senegal-Gambian Permanent Secretariat, together with matters relating to other multilateral bodies such as the AU, ECOWAS, NEPAD, CENSAP, ADB etc.

Headed by: Director Mr Omar Baldeh



Europe Affairs Division

This division is charged with handling bilateral/multilateral cooperation with the EU and its member States, ACP-EU matters, the Commonwealth (before the breakaway OECD)

Headed by: Ms Alice Colley



Middle East Affairs Division

This one takes care of bilateral relations and cooperation with countries within the Middle East Region. It also handles matters relating to the OIC, BADEA, and IDB.

Headed by: Director Ndey Alima Ceesay -Touray



Americas/Caribbean Affairs Division

This one is charged with handling bilateral relations/cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean Countries as well as multilateral issues within the aegis of the UN, IMF, WB and the South-South Cooperation.

Headed by: Director Mr Melville Roberts



Asia, Oceanic and Australia Affairs Division

This division handles bilateral relations and cooperation within these regions as well as the India-Africa partnership and the ASEAN Member States.

Headed by: Director Mrs Fatou Njie -Hydara



Protocol, Consular, Conference Services and Gambians Abroad Division

As the name implies, the division carries out Consular Services for government, Diplomatic corps and International Organisations. It is the First point of contact for the general public. It is also responsible for the coordination of State/Official visits/Functions in collaboration with the Office of the President. It also handles the organisation of conferences hosted by the government and matters relating to the welfare of Gambians Abroad.

Headed by: Director Baboucar Jobarteh



The Administration and Finance Division

This one assists the Permanent Secretaries in the day-to-day administration and coordination of the Ministry and its Embassies/Missions Abroad especially as it relates to personnel matters and finances (i.e. preparation and management of its budget) in accordance with the government regulations and procedures in force (FSR, FI, GO etc). This division is also responsible for the supervision of the following units/support staff:

Headed by: Director Momodou Jang Jallow



Communication Affairs Division

Headed by Saikou Ceesay



-African Affairs Division

Director: Omar Baldeh


-European Affairs Division

Director: Alice Colley


-Middle East Affairs Division

Ndey Alima Ceesay


-American Director Affairs Division

Melville Roberts


-Asia Director Affairs Division

Fatou Njie Hydara