By Lamin Cham
The first-ever presidential council meeting between The Gambia and Senegal has opened at the Kairaba Beach Hotel yesterday with the meeting of experts to be followed by the ministerial meeting this morning.
The meeting will climax with the meeting of two presidents from Tuesday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, a permanent secretary at the ministry of Foreign Affairs Ebrima Camara said the two-day expert meeting will discuss the deferent areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
“This meeting is an important ingredient of the presidential council that the Gambia is profound to host for the first time since its creation in Dakar in March 2017,” he said.
The PS further said the ultimate objective set up by the two leaders is to promote dialogue and the undertaking or implementation of actions in good faith and with openness. He added that the baseline is to foster cooperation to improve the general welfare of the two peoples and bring them happiness.
The Senegalese Ambassador to the Gambia Professor Salieu Ndiaye also expressed similar sentiments.
Dozens of officials from both sides drawn from the finance, tourism, security, communication, transport justice, education and youth sectors among others were in attendance.
Meanwhile President Macky Sall of Senegal is due here tomorrow to attend the final phase of the meeting with President Adama Barrow.