French Forces in Senegal top brass meet Jammeh
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
President Yahya Jammeh on Wednesday received in his office at State House, Banjul, General Philippe Bonnet, Commander of the French Forces in Senegal.
Led to State House by Danielle Robin, Charge d'Affairs, French embasy in Banjul, Commander Bonnet was accompanied by his deputy, Commander Baudry.
Speaking to reporters soon after their audience with the Gambian leader, General Bonnet said that their discussion with President Jammeh centered on the French Action and Support in the ECOWAS Military Initiative, what they do and what they intend to do in the coming months.
According to him, they also spoke on the last French support in the ECOWAS Military Initiative specifically on the last exercise "Deggo 27" which took place in Senegal last December in which The Gambia participated with an infatary unit. He described the event as "great" and that it showed the close relationship between The Gambia and France, as well the impportance accorded to the French support to the ECOWAS Initiative.
General Bonnet further stated that, he had also briefed President Jammeh on the next initiative the French Forces will undertake in Mali in next June for their next exercise.
Author: by Alhagie Jobe