President Adama Barrow said The Gambia’s support to Morocco is to promote African solidarity and to improve relations with The Gambia. He made these remarks during a courtesy call by the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, an envoy of His Majesty, King Muhammad IV, while attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
President Barrow recognized the Moroccan support during the political impasse in The Gambia, which he said was an African problem, addressed using an African solution. He told the diplomat that The Gambia has turned a new page in its history to bring in new laws that would promote equality and justice. Their discussion also emphasized the importance of security in achieving other development goals.
The Gambian leader congratulated the Moroccan Foreign Minister for his appointment and extended his gratitude to the King of Morocco for building a new office complex for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Gambia, contributing to the infrastructural development of the country. (more…)
Contributing to the debates, President Barrow emphasised the need for preventive diplomacy as experienced in The Gambia. He noted the positive impact of solidarity among stakeholders in the realisation of peace and in pursuit of democracy, promotion of human rights and respect for the rule of law. His statement called for collective efforts to instill good governance in The Gambia.
The President said economic challenges pose threat to human rights and democracy, contributing to high unemployment among the youth. President Barrow recognised the contribution of Gambians in the Diaspora in putting the country on a democratic path. He pointed out that the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan will bring economic growth in a transformative manner. The negative impact of climate change in rural areas, contributing to youth illegal migration was highlighted. It stated that such frustrations lured the youth into terrorism, crime and drug abuse. (more…)