By Omar Bah
President Adama Barrow leaves Banjul today to attend the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting taking place in London, UK and the UN General Assembly High Level meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace in New York, a release from the presidency revealed yesterday.
This will be the first time The Gambia is attending the CHOGM since its withdrawal from the body in 2013.
The Gambian leader will meet Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the British Prime Minister, the Commonwealth Secretary General and other dignitaries.
He will also share The Gambia’s story towards sustainable progress, commitments on Malaria elimination and environmental protection during the Commonwealth meeting. While in London, President Barrow will also meet the Gambian community.
Meanwhile, in New York, President Barrow will deliver a statement on peace building and sustainable peace, and he will also attend an advocacy meeting on the International Conference on National Development Plan 2018-2021 scheduled to take place in Brussels in May 2018.
Accompanied by the First Lady, Fatou Bah-Barrow, President Barrow and his delegation will depart at 11:00AM.
Those invited to see him off are requested to be at the airport half an hour before departure for the usual ceremonies.