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Foreign Minister assures China of Gambia’s Support to Multilateralism, Win–Win cooperation

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, has reassured the Government of the People’s Republic of China through its Embassy in Banjul that the Government of The Gambia would always support the promotion of multilateralism, win – win cooperation, the belt and road initiative and the development framework defined by the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). “Likewise, we will also continue to stand firm with the people of China, in respect to the one China principle,” Foreign Minister Tangara posited.

He made these remarks on the occasion of the 71st National Day Anniversary celebration held on the 29th September 2020 at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bijilo. The ceremony took the form of mini virtual function. He adds “as we continue on the path towards our National Development Plan objectives, we trust in your cooperation at all times.

Moreover, we continue to welcome investments, tourists, and professionals from China in the same manner we pursue the actualisation of the dictates of our bilateral agreements. Together we are stronger, and together we can make the world a better place.” China’s fight on Covid -19 Minister Tangara said The Gambia salutes China for charting the way forward on cooperation in the post-pandemic era as illustrated by the outcome of the successful, extraordinary China and Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 held in June 2020. He said with concerted efforts, Gambia, China and the world will defeat challenges faced. He indicated that China has invested and continues to invest heavily in the future of Africa adding that numerous Chinese companies are working in many sectors of The Gambian economy to uplift infrastructure as demonstrated by the construction of the International Conference Centre and roads and bridges project in URR.