Jammeh receives Wade’s message
Thursday, September 20, 2007
President Yahya Jammeh, yesterday, received a “special message” from President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal.
The message was presented to the Gambian leader by Prof Serign Lamin Diop, Special Envoy and Special Adviser to President Wade.
Prof Diop was accompanied to the State House in Banjul by Pierre Goudiaby-Atepa, a renowned business tycoon based in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Senegal’s High Commissioner in Banjul, Mamadou Fall, and senior officials at the Department of State for Foreign Affairs, also accompanied the special envoy.
After about a three-hour long audience with President Jammeh, Prof Diop confirmed to the waiting journalists that his presence in Banjul was to deliver a special message from President Wade. However, he did not expounded on the content of the message, saying that he himself does not what it contains.
He then thanked President Jammeh for the audience accorded to them.
He told the journalists that the two neighbouring countries must not have “any misunderstanding”, saying that they should rather resort to dialogue to deal with issues of concern for the progress of the two countries.
Prof Diop disclosed that expectations to strengthen relations for the benefit of the two countries and their people have surfaced in their Banjul mission.
He then recounted his appreciation and delight about the audience accorded to them by President Jammeh.
Author: Written by Ebrima Jaw Manneh
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper