The Point (Banjul)

17 December 2012

Gambia: Senegal's Envoy Meets President Jammeh

Senegalese Interior minister General Pate Secka, who led a Senegalese ministerial delegation, was on Friday received by President Yahya Jammeh at State House in Banju, as a special envoy of Senegalese President Macky Sall, as a follow up to the earlier phone call Sall made to the Gambian leader.

The Senegalese minister told State House reporters that he was asked by the Senegalese President to extend his profound gratitude to the Gambian leader and the entire Gambian people for securing the release of eight Senegalese soldiers, who were captured by a faction of the rebels in Casamance under the leadership of Salif Sarjo.

Asked the views of the Gambian leader on the issue during their discussion, the Senegalese government envoy said President Jammeh's response was that this was a positive development

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