By Omar Bah
President Adama Barrow will pay a weeklong state visit to the People’s Republic of China from Tuesday 19 December, to 26, a statement from the presidency announced yesterday.
According to the statement, the President is being invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping and during his visit, President Barrow will also visit several development projects and industries in Beijing and several Chinese provinces.
“This would accord him the opportunity to promote The Gambia and its investment opportunities as well as strengthen the bilateral cooperation between The Gambia and The People’s Republic of China. The Gambian leader will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Gambian community in China,” the statement added.
China and The Gambia resumed bilateral relations in March 2016 after ties were severed for 20 years.
Since the resumption of ties between the two countries, China has initiated a number of projects in the country including a multi-million-dollar conference centre and an offer to build three major roads in the country in 2018.
The President, accompanied by a high powered delegation leaves this morning.