The new representative and country director of the United Nations World Food Programme to The Gambia, Angela Cespedes, at the weekend presented her credentials to Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, Gambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, at her office in Banjul.
The UN diplomat, who will be in the country for two weeks after which she will return home and prepare to finally assume her new responsibilities in The Gambia, had a closed door meeting with Foreign Minister Gaye and discussed various issues.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer shortly after presenting her credentials to the Foreign Minister, Madam Cespedes said some of the issues they discussed were for her to offer her support to The Gambia representing the United Nations World Food Programme in all operations in the country.
She said the WFP is in The Gambia to support the country and the government, to work in partnership with all the development partners to help the country improve food security, nutrition and to be able to meet its development goals.
by Omar Wally