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UK Foreign Secretary pledges to work with Barrow

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By Omar Bah In a brief statement posted in his tweeter account, the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson congratulated newly sworn-in Gambian President Adama Barrow and pledged to work closely with the former Real Estate Developer. “I congratulate His Excellency Adama Barrow on his inauguration as the new President of The Gambia. The United Kingdom has a long and historic relationship with The Gambia and I look forward to working closely with President Barrow’s government to further develop our already strong bilateral and economic links,” he added. He continued: “The elections of 1 December 2016 were free and fair, and an orderly expression of democratic choice by the Gambian people. They represent a new chapter in the country’s history and an opportunity for change in The Gambia”. The United Kingdom foreign secretary further emphasised that the UK fully appreciates the decisive leadership shown by ECOWAS and the supportive role played by the African Union in ensuring that the democratic wishes of the Gambian people is respected.]]>

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