EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Gambia’s Foreign Affairs minister Dr. Mamadou Tangara on August 13th, met the President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the country’s Presidential Palace in Malabo as President Barrow’s special envoy.
Minister Tangara’s visit was meant to further strengthen the already cordial bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and peoples.
At the side-line of the 31th summit of the African Union (AU) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott in July, President Adama Barrow had a closed-door bilateral discussion with President Obiang for the first time.
President Obiang is hosting Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh since he went into exile following his defeat in the 2016 presidential elections. Mr. Barrow also had discussions with President Omar El-Bashir of Sudan, and the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed.
The visit of Foreign affairs minister Tangara, who was Gambia’s permanent representative at the UN during Jammeh’s regime, accorded officials the opportunity to explore ways of strengthening and widening cooperation between the two countries.