Gambia establishes diplomatic ties with two Pacific countries
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The government of The Gambia has formally established diplomatic relations with two Pacific Island countries namely, the Republic of Nauru and the Republic of Kiribati.
Mamadou Tangara, the Gambia’s minister of Foreign Affairs sealed the diplomatic deal at the sidelines of the ongoing UN general Assembly with his counterparts Dr Kieren Keke and HE Anote Tong, president and Foreign Minister from Nauru and Kiribati respectively.
According to a media release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republics of The Gambia, Nauru and Kiribati are members of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group of countries and also members of several multilateral organisations, struggling to combat poverty and sharing similar goals and aspirations. “It is envisaged that the establishment of diplomatic relations will enhance The Gambia’s profile and accrue mutual benefits with the alluded countries,” the release concluded.
Author: Daily Observer