July 8, 2016 | 0 comments
In a brief speech at the commissioning of the new Gambian chancery in Moscow, Mr. Habib Jarra, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the two countries have been collaborating in the areas of critical national interest such as tourism, International Diplomacy, Education, and other sectors of national development. Mr. Jarra is convinced that the two nations stand to gain significantly, following the formalization of the diplomatic ties between the Russian Federation and Banjul.
Mr. Lamin Manga, who is the Russian Consul General in Banjul and GRTS Deputy DG, also held meetings with the Russian officials. Mr. Manga marketed Gambia’s image during the opening of the embassy.
Meanwhile, The Gambian flag is flying on the top of the roof of the Embassy. Russia is yet to open an Embassy in Banjul.
Sources close to the Banjul delegation said Gambia also wants to collaborate with Russia in the area of security, investment, and trade. Russia normally supplies arms and provide security to its allies. A credible source, who spoke to us on condition of anonymity said a military training package was part of the deal signed in Moscow.