As he wrapped-up his tour of duty in The Gambia, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Ma Jianchun has bade farewell His Excellency Vice President, Badara A. Joof.
The Vice President thanked him on behalf of President Adama Barrow and the people of The Gambia for the support his country availed to The Gambia; especially in the areas of scholarships, agriculture, infrastructure and education.
He urged the outgoing Ambassador to ensure the continuation of the cooperation between The Gambia and the People’s Republic of China even as he leaves.
Outgoing Ambassador Ma Jianchun thanked President Adama Barrow and the people of The Gambia for supporting him and for the cordial relations throughout his tenure in the country.
Highlighting some of the forms of support China availed to The Gambia, His Excellency Ma Jianchun recalled that China has provided more than 800 scholarship offers for the Gambia and continues to support in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure.
He assured VP Joof of the Chinese government’s commitment to supporting The Gambia alleviate poverty and ensure food security and industrialisation.
“On behalf of my president, Xi Jinping and the People’s Republic of China, I wish to thank the government of The Gambia and the people of The Gambia,” the departing Diplomat concluded.
The ceremony took place at the State House on Tuesday.
By Sarjo M. Camara, Information Officer, OVP