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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Guinea confers highest award on President Barrow

Press release

State House – Banjul – His Excellency President Adama Barrow was awarded the highest National Order of Guinea by his Guinean counterpart, Professor Alpha Condé. The president is recognised in the citation for his contributions to the consolidation of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

In his address, President Barrow thanked President Condé for the hospitality shown to him and his delegation, as well as for being honoured with such a prestigious award. His visit he said, is an occasion to commemorate and reaffirm the unbreakable links of friendship and brotherhood, as well as the cultural links that tie the two countries and peoples together.

”This visit is the result of decades of trusted partnership, which continues to strengthen our cooperation on various fronts.” He observed.

President Barrow acknowledged the two countries’ profound historical and cultural ties, calling for a reaffirmation of shared values and the development of our countries, region, and the continent as a whole.

The award ceremony was held during a banquet in honour of the Gambian president as part of a three-day state visit to Guinea.

Meanwhile, on the sidelines of President Barrow’s visit to the Guinea, he visited the Kaleta and Souapiti Dams to monitor the progress of the ongoing projects as part of the Gambia River Basin Development Organisation (OMVG).

As the current chairperson of the OMVG Conference of Heads of State, he described the project as a shared commitment to manage common resources and tackle the region’s power shortfall, saying it will have a good impact on people’s lives and livelihoods while creating tremendous opportunities.

He also urged the project’s member countries — Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Senegal, and The Gambia — to redouble their commitment, highlighting Guinea’s excellent leadership in achieving the project’s objectives. He thanked the OMVG high commissioner and his team, who recently briefed him in Banjul on the implementation status of the projects, for their dedication and hard work.

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