President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended The Gambia for its role and invaluable contribution towards the ECOMOG initiative aimed at the search for lasting peace in Liberia during the height of the civil conflict coupled with the country’s solidarity in hosting Liberian political parties and interest groups that determined the formation of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) in 1990.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the President made the remarks recently when Mrs. Fatou Ndeye Gaye, Ambassador-Designate, Republic of the Gambia, with residence in Freetown, Sierra Leone, presented her Letters of Credence in the Cabinet Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
In welcoming Madam Gaye President Sirleaf hoped that the relations between Liberia and The Gambia will continue to be cemented in the years ahead. She thanked The Gambia for playing host to scores of Liberian refugees who sought refuge in the sisterly nation during years of conflict and acknowledged the hospitality extended to them.
The President noted The Gambia’s progress in the tourism sector and how it was impacting that country’s economy. “Liberia is ready at all times to benefit from the expertise and experiences of The Gambia,” said the President.
Ambassador Gaye conveyed President Yaya Jammeh’s commendation for the kind of leadership demonstrated by President Sirleaf‘s administration.
Ambassador Gaye called for private partnerships between Liberian and Gambian entrepreneurs in areas of common interests and the exploration of new horizons for economic cooperation.