Gambia: Ambassador Fadera Meets Leaders of U.S. Council of Muslim Organisation

25 February 2020

Banjul — The ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to the United States of America, His Excellency Dawda Docka Fadera, on 3 February 2020, received in his office Mr. Ousman Jammal, secretary general of the US Council of Muslim Organisation and his delegation on a courtesy call following the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on The Gambia vs. Myanmar case.

Ambassador Fadera welcomed the delegation and thanked them for expressing their organisation's solidarity with the government and people of The Gambia. Ambassador Fadera noted that in this day and age, the international community should adopt a zero tolerance for genocide against any group of people. He highlighted the fact that the international community has enough diplomatic and legal instruments to act before any deliberate killing of a large group of people.

Ambassador Fadera assured Mr. Jammal and his delegation that The Gambia will not relent in its efforts and will continue to take the lead on this important matter until every Rohingya refugee is resettled in his /her community and lives a decent and dignified life.

For his part, Mr. Ousman Jammal and his delegation expressed gratitude and appreciation to the government and people of The Gambia for taking the laudable initiative to address the plight of the Rohingya people by filing a genocide case against the government of Myanmar at the ICJ over its treatment of the Rohingya people. Each member of his delegation also took time to express heartfelt sentiments on the role The Gambia is playing in this landmark and historic endeavour.

Mr. Jammal described The Gambia as a small country in size but a champion in advocating for religious freedom and tolerance around the world. He further expressed his strong desire for his organisation to partner with the government of The Gambia on areas of mutual interest for the benefit of the Islamic Ummah.

Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad

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