By Tabora Bojang
The secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres has reiterated the United Nation’s solidarity and continued support to the government and people of the Gambia after a close-door meeting with the Gambian leader Adama Barrow who is currently attending a UN summit on sustainable global peace in New York.
Secretary-General Guterres congratulated the Gambia for the steady progress it made since the political transition, which ousted the former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh while underscoring the importance of sustainable development and peace consolidation.
President Barrow who delivered a statement at the UN Headquarters during a high level meeting on Peace Building and sustaining Peace, discussed his expectations during his meeting with Mr. Guterres for the upcoming donors conference on The Gambia which will be held in Brussels in a bid to support the implementation of the country’s National Development Plan 2018-2021.
Barrow also met the President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcák, as they discussed issues relating to the political situation and efforts to promote peace and democracy in The Gambia.
They also spoke about ongoing General Assembly processes related to the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; sustaining peace and preventive diplomacy; and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.