State House, Banjul, 2nd April, 2019 – On the sidelines of the inauguration of the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, after his re-election, President Barrow held a series of bilateral talks with world leaders including Her Excellency Shake-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia, and President Roch Marc Christian of Burkina Faso.
He also met with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, whose organization, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, is providing technical support to the government of The Gambia in the implementation of the NDP and the ongoing reforms programs.
On Tuesday morning, President Barrow attended the inaugural ceremony of his host at the Centre Des Expositions in Diamniadio on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. This was followed by a State Lunch hosted in honour of the visiting regional leaders at the Presidential Palace.
Upon taking the oaths of office, President Macky Sall stressed the need for security, peace, and stability to realise African integration aspirations.
On the home front, he called on the Senegalese people to unite to work together for the socioeconomic and political advancement the country in a democratic atmosphere.
President Sall reiterated his commitment to give priority to youth and women empowerment, while urging the public service to simplify their operations and fast track development through digitalisation. He also renewed his commitment to infrastructural development in the “Senegal Emergence” programmes.
Amongst the Gambian dignitaries who attended the event were former Vice President, Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, Lands and Local Government Minister, Hon. Musa Drammeh, Secretary General, Ebrima O Camara and Ambassador Ousman Ndure.
The staff of the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, led by Ambassador Ebrima Ousman Ndure also held talks with the President. They thanked him for his great leadership steering the affairs of the state.