11 January 2013

Gambia: President Al-Bashir's Special Envoy Holds Talks With President Jammeh

A special envoy of Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, Thursday met the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, at the presidency in Banjul.

His Excellency Dr. Al-Haj Adam Yousif, the Sudanese vice president was at State House to deliver a special message from President Al-Bashir to President Jammeh.

Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting President Jammeh, Vice President Yousif said he also discussed with the Gambian leader the positive developments and commitment of Sudan in honouring all its commitments in the agreements made by the two heads of state of Sudan and South Sudan during the last African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

His words: "I briefed President Jammeh on the latest positive developments that have taken place after the last AU summit held in Addis Ababa which accorded discussions between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Omar Hassan Al-Bashir and the agreement reached between the two presidents regarding the outstanding and pending issues between the two countries. I delivered to him a special message from his brother Omar Hassan Al-Bashir in relation to the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries - Sudan and South Sudan."

According to him, President Jammeh also used the opportunity to reaffirm the Gambia's position to support Sudan in regional and international organisations. "He assured that The Gambia will be always supporting Sudan both in the international and regional levels. He further assured that The Gambia will keep its support to Sudan until peace prevails," he added.

"We thanked him for this position and wish every progress and success in The Gambia and to her people. I must express thanks to President Jammeh in particular for his warm welcome and hospitality accorded me and the delegation during our stay in this country. I must also convey my thanks to the people of The Gambia for receiving us in this manner. Wishing every success and prosperity for this country and the Muslim world at large," he concluded.

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