Banjul, 23rd January 2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia is pleased to inform the general public that the President of the Republic of Turkey His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a day’s visit to The Gambia on 27 January 2020.
The purpose of the visit is to facilitate a review of the bilateral relations between the two countries and to map-out ways of strengthening collaboration relative to development cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral level.
During the visit by President Adama Barrow to Turkey in February 2018 the two countries signed various Bilateral Agreements, Protocols and Memorandums of Understanding. Since that fruitful visit, bilateral cooperation between the two countries has become more comprehensive involving commercial, educational, economic, health and security sectors just to name a few.
The Gambia and Turkey have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations dating back to 1965 following the country’s attainment of independence and have been collaborating closely at the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and other international fora.
Sources : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.