PRESS RELEASE 048
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation Travels to The Gambia
05/03/2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, made an official trip to the Gambia today, where he held a meeting, among other authorities, with the President of the Republic, Adama Barrow; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamadou Tangara; the Minister of Commerce, Amadou Sanneh, and the Minister of the Interior, Ebrima Mallow.

On his first trip to Africa, which took place a few days after the approval of the Council of Ministers of the new Africa Plan, Minister Josep Borrell showed the Spain’s support for a country that had experienced a historic and exemplary transition to the democracy just two years ago. Likewise, the Minister reviewed with the interlocutors the situation of bilateral relations and expressed the will of the Spanish Government to keep working to strengthen the ties between both countries for mutual benefit. He also confirmed the good results of ten years of cooperation with The Gambia on migration issues, during which thousands of Gambians have been prevented from being involved with trafficking networks.

The Minister was informed by the Gambian authorities about the good business opportunities that The Gambia offers to Spanish companies, some of which are already creating wealth, employment and prosperity in the country thanks to their experience in strategic fields such as agriculture, fishing, infrastructures or tourism.

Minister Josep Borrell visited the headquarters of the Spanish company Toskani Pharma, which built and manages the first medicine factory in the country, and the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute, established thanks to the funding of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development.

 

 

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