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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Gambians in Belgium celebrate 49th independence anniversary

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Speaking in an interview with The Standard at the belated independence celebrations held on Saturday   30th August in Antwerp, she explained: “I would like to extend my profound gratitude to the Gambian community in Belgium for their high turnout. The anniversary should have taken place since February but the then ambassador was recalled home at the time of the anniversary. We are not doing it in Brussels where the embassy itself operates because for the past years it has been always in Brussels in an official manner and only few Gambians attended it. That is why this year despite the late commemoration, we decided to make it non-official by coming down to the place where most of the Gambian community is based. It has come to our knowledge that majority of the Gambians in Belgium live here in Antwerp.”

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Ambassador Jaiteh added that there are advanced plans to meet the Gambian community in Belgium to explore avenues of support and cooperation.  “I would like to call on Gambians to frequently visit the offices of the embassy. We are here for them and they should make good use of that opportunity,” she concluded.

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