Father Angelo Romano of the Community of Saint Egido, based in Rome, Italy, has written to the Gambian leader, His Excellency, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, thanking him for the warm welcome and kind hospitality accorded him during his recent stay in Banjul.
The letter reads:
Back to Italy, I considered necessary to write to you and express my gratitude after my recent visit to the Republic of The Gambia. First of all, I would like to thank you for the warm welcoming and kind hospitality I have received during my whole stay in Banjul. I have been received and accompanied much with kindness by the members of the Presidential protocol all along the various stages of my stay.
I want to express my satisfaction for the meeting that you Mr. President, granted to me. Your analysis on the situation, your wise advices, your political perspective, together with your consolidated experience as Head of State, have been an important help to me in the work for peaceful and reconciliation that Saint'Egidio carries on.
Then allow me to express once again my words of thanks, emphasizing I will again recur to your wise advice and experience to go ahead with more certainty on the way to peace. From Rome, with sincere friendship and deep respect
Fr. Angelo Romano
Comunita di Sant'Egido