Gambian ambassador resident in Senegal overseeing Mali on Thursday presented his Letters of Credence to Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA at Koulouba, the Malian Presidential Palace.
According to press statement from the foreign affairs ministry, Ambassador Ebrima Ousmane Ndure also presented copies of the Letters of Credence to Malian foreign minister the same day.
Ambassador Ndure was accompanied by Mr. Modibo DIARRA, Honorary Consul of The Gambia to Mali, and Mr. Alagie Jallow, Counselor at the Gambian Mission in Dakar.
Ndure expressed gratitude of the Gambian people for Mali’s support to the country during the December 2016 political impasse.
Ambassador Ndure also acknowledged the cultural, ethnic, geographical and linguistic values that the two countries share adding that these common values form the solid foundations of cooperation between the two countries.
This, he said did not only lead the two people to understand each other, but also enable the two countries to organise and cooperate in all areas in order to ensure greater socio-economic development.
He also informed President KEITA of the strong desire of the Government of The Gambia to further improve the ties of friendship and cooperation between The Gambia and Mali for the great benefit of the two countries.
Ambassador Ndure paid tribute to the people of Mali for their fight against terrorism and all forms of violence that dangerously compromise all the progress made by regional states in recent years.
Ambassador Ndure reiterated that strengthening the bilateral relations between The Gambia and Mali particularly in areas such as trade and investment will be his central focus.
He sought the support of President Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA and that of his Government in carrying out the mission that the President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow, has kindly entrusted to him.