Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gambia, Senegal Implement Agreement to Strengthen Bilateral Interests

Sall and Barrow speaking to the press in Banjul,
Tuesday (photo credit: Omar Wally)
The Gambia and Senegal have concluded the first talks to strengthen what both countries say are “bilateral interests” via the newly formed Presidential Council.

The meeting, held from March 11-13, 2018 in Banjul, focused on bilateral issues of common interest.
It was preceded by talks between the Gambian President Adama Barrow and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall. 
The Presidential Council (of experts and ministers) was set up by a joint communique between the two countries in March 2017 at the visit of the Gambian president to Senegal.
It would meet every six months, alternatively, in The Gambia and Senegal, under the joint chairmanship of the two heads of state.

The meeting, attended by officials of the two governments, examined all issues of bilateral interest.

Officials of the two countries said the biannual meeting would provide guidance to the two governments for deepening cooperation.

Restrictions on industrial fishing

Decisions reached by the Council are to be implemented by the Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Committee, which is co-chaired by the Vice-President of The Gambia and the Prime Minister of Senegal. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gambia, Senegal Agree on Border Policing to Fight Timber Trafficking

For several years, Senegal has been seeking Gambia’s cooperation to deal with a long standing low-intensity rebellion in the Casamance region, and to tackle illegal timber trade (Photo taken from