By Aji Fatou Faal
Lawmakers Tuesday unanimously considered and adopted the establishment of a Gambia-Franco Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Basse NAM, Muhammad Magassy, told his colleagues of an earlier attempt to establish the group, which did not materilise.
Once established, he said the group would work to strengthen the already existing cordial ties between Banjul and Paris.
According to him, the establishment of the group would enhance cooperation and enable both sides render support to each other on key areas such as development cooperation, legislative support, expertise, governance, technical assistance, and further boost people-to-people relation among others.
He said Banjul and Paris have always had fruitful cooperation over the years including areas of agriculture, technical assistance, ICT, infrastructure and tourism.
According to him, the friendship group shall consist of a chairperson and eight other members.