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New U.S Ambassador presents letters of credence

Amb Sharon L. Cromer presenting her letters of credence to President Barrow.

State House, Banjul, 18th March 2022: President AdamaBarrow today received the letters of credence of the newly appointed US Ambassador to The Gambia Sharon L. Cromer at the State House in Banjul. In welcoming Ambassador Cromer, President Barrow it’s a “homecoming” for her to return to The Gambia as ambassador, adding that relations between The Gambia and the US have greatly improved since he took office in 2017. He applauded the support and partnership the US has been providing to The Gambia considering the many challenges the country faces. 

President Barrow noted the need for continued cooperation between the two countries in the fields of capacity building and job creation to help curb the tide of irregular migration. He highlighted the positive impact of The Gambia’s readmission into the US Millennium Challenge Corporation programme. 

Following the presentation of her credentials, Ambassador Cromer said she is pleased to be back in The Gambia, noting that she first visited 45 years ago when she was among a group of visiting students. She said as ambassador, she would build on the partnership between The Gambia and the US to strengthen democracy, good governance, and economic advancement.

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