Joint Gambia-Senegal Ministerial Meeting Opens Tomorrow

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

At the instruction of their  excellencies Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh  and Maitre Abdoulaye Wade, Presidents of the Republic of The Gambia and the Republic of Senegal respectively, an inter  ministerial meeting of the two sister countries will take place in the Gambia on 1-2 November at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

The meeting of the technical committees will convene on Thursday 1 November 2007, to be followed the next day, by the ministerial meeting.

It is expected that this session of the Commission will address critical issues affecting relations between the two countries.

In particular, the commission will look into the need to renew existing agreements governing trade, transport, transit and customs.

Participants are also expected to examine issues touching on the security of each country, particularly with regard to the respect for extradition agreements and related ECOWAS Protocols having to do with the granting of safe havens to dissidents.

Some thirty participants from Senegal led by Dr Cheikh Tijan Gadio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal, are expected in Banjul today.

Source: The Point