New Mauritanian Ambassador meets Speaker
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Honourable Fatoumatta Jahumpa-Ceesay, Speaker of the National Assembly yesterday received at her office, His Excellency Yahya Ngam, the new Mauritainian ambassador to The Gambia yesterday.
The call was meant to cement the already existing relationship between Banjul and Nouakchott more especially to map out the way forward to establishing a stronger relationship between the National Assembly of the two sister states.
She acknowledged the long standing relations between the two sister nations saying " Mauritainians in The Gambia are living peacefully. They are operating their business in the country in a peaceful manner and law abiding. The two Heads of State are also doing their level best to ensure that the cooperation between the two nations are strengthen. Therefore, it is very important to have parliamentary friendship between the two nations and we definitely cherish the relations we ever had" she said.
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Majority leader and NAM for Serrekunda East also recognised the ever cordial relations between Banjul and Nouakchott. He welcomed the new Mauritanian diplomat to The Gambia and further expressed delight at the Mauritainian business community in The Gambia for their cooperation and contribution to the economic development of the country.
Hon. Momodou Sanneh, Minority leader and member for Kiang West described The Gambia-Mauritainia relation as inherited.He observed the contribution of the Mauritainian's community in the business sector of the country. " They are law abiding and I hope during your term of office, you will see the prove from the Mauritainian community" he said. He further acknowledge the efforts to bring the two parliament closer and further saluted Speaker Jahumpa-Ceesay for uplifting the standards of the National Assembly.
Hon. Borry Colley, NAM for Foni Jarrol on behalf of the 14 member parliamentary select committee said relations between nation should start from the National Assembly of any country. He expressed to have exchange programmes between the two countries. "Let us ensure that we integrate the movement of goods and services.
We should think in a common way, unite in trade and cement other relations for the benefit of the two nations" he said.
The Mauritainian diplomat who spend almost 3 weeks in the country described the Gambia as a peaceful country saying "since I came, I feel that I am at home. I was also told of the peaceful living the Mauritainian community has in The Gambia which I definitely cherish,".
He then assured that he will work closely and relentlessly with the National Assembly to further cement the already existing ties between Banjul and Nouakchott.
Author: by Alhagie Jobe