EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Indian President said on Wednesday that his nation and The Gambia have achieved a new milestone in their relations in which Gambia’s new democracy has brought new sovereign to the people.
Ram Nath Kovind said the two nations are not only small but they share many common activities that is mutual to the livelihood and development of their people.
Addressing the National Assembly as part of his three-day working visit to The Gambia, President Kovind, a professional lawyer and former key Indian parliamentarian said India’s partnership with The Gambia has flourished even at the global for a, saying the countries need each other to realise the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr. Kovind, who became India’s president some two years ago said his country will remain committed to strengthen Gambia’s capacity, saying India has extended a credit facility of 11 billion US dollars to 41 African countries, including The Gambia. “As the world seeks for commitment to global challenges, the voices of the people must be heard.”
He said Gambia’s three years development blueprint; the National Development Plan (NDP) has already started to revitalize economy, promising that India will stand by The Gambia in its realization of set target goals, mainly in the NDP.