Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended the West Africa nation of The Gambia for its role and invaluable contribution towards the ECOMOG initiative aimed at the search for lasting peace in Liberia during the height of the civil conflict coupled with the country’s solidarity in hosting Liberian political parties and interest groups that determined the formation of the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) in 1990.
An according to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was speaking when Her Excellency Mrs. Fatou Ndeye Gaye, Ambassador-Designate, Republic of the Gambia with residence in Freetown, Sierra Leone presented her Letter of Credence in the Cabinet Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Monrovia. The Liberian leader then welcomed the Ambassador-Designate and expressed the hope that the relations between our two countries will continue to be cemented in the years ahead. She thanked The Gambia for paying host to scores of Liberian refugees who sought refuge in the sisterly nation during years of conflict and acknowledged the hospitality extended them. She expressed delight in progress The Gambia has made in the tourism sector and how it was impacting the economy and noted that Liberia is ready at all time to benefit from the expertise and experiences of The Gambia. For her part, Ambassador-Designate, Fatou Ndeye Gaye conveyed on behalf of President Yaya Jammeh a special message to his sister – President Sirleaf for the kind of leadership that continues to occasions her administration of her native Liberia. Ambassador Fatou Ndeye Gaye called for private partnership between Liberian and Gambian entrepreneurs to forge areas of common interest and explore new horizon of economic cooperation.