Gambia’s President Sends Message to King Mohammed VI

The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has sent a written message to King Mohammed VI. The message was handed over to Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita by his Gambian peer Mamadou Tangara during a meeting held Monday in Rabat.

Speaking to journalists following the meeting, the top diplomat of the West African country lauded the excellent ties existing between Rabat and Banjul, hailing the support provided by Morocco to ensure the success of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit, scheduled for May 4-5 in Gambia.

Mamadou Tangara also voiced his country’s support for the Royal Atlantic Initiative launched for a prosperous Africa and reaffirmed Gambia’s unwavering backing to Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over its entire territory, including the Sahara.

In 2020, the Gambia Republic opened Consulate in Dakhla, a move confirming its recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara. The two countries signed, in January 2024, several agreements destined to enhance partnership in customs, in fish farming & processing, international road transport of passengers & goods, trade, tourism, security, vocational training, higher education, culture…