The new Senegalese high commissioner to The Gambia Wednesday presented his credentials to the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh at State House in Banjul.
His Excellency Babacarr Diagne replaces Professor Diame Singhateh who successfully completed his tour of duty in Banjul last year.
Speaking to reporters shortly after presenting his letter of credence, High Commissioner Diagne said his discussion with the president centered on the excellent and longstanding relationship between The Gambia and Senegal. He pointed out that the length of discussion underlined the quality of relations between the two countries.
"I am here to reinforce that relation and I would do my best with the help of the president and Inshalla with the help of you [press] because I am one of you, and I know I would have your support to achieve the goals of which I am here for," he remarked.
He added: "My first target would be to re-strengthen the ties between the two countries more especially in the area of trade. You know we are talking of the technical ties and the cultural ties. It is true they are there, that is history, but I don't think that the trading sector is up to those ties and I told His Excellency the president during our discussion that I would do my best to work on that."