Diplomacy is first and foremost proximity. The President of the neighboring Republic of The Gambia will have recalled in a hearing granted to the Minister of Sports, Matar Ba in the presence of the National Association of Senegalese sports press, party in Banjul participate in the 10th edition of the gala of his in Gambia, the SJAG. During the talks, Adama Barrow recalled his very fraternal relations with his Senegalese counterpart, with whom he intends to rebuild the foundations of Senegambia. Extracts.
THE VISIT OF ANPS AND THE MINISTER OF SPORTS
« I am very honored by your visit. I am here at home (Makamang Kunda), weekend, in the political setting. Seeing you here is the very symbol of the relationship I have with my older brother, President Macky Sall. And I would like to congratulate you for the trust he has placed in you. He took you back to your position as Minister of Sports, because he trusts you and because you did a good job. He has rewarded your merit. President Macky Sall is my brother, my friend, my advisor. Because he has the experience and he accompanies me. «
MACKY’S SUPPORT FOR ITS BEGINNINGS IN ADMINISTRATION
« I have never been in the administration. I come from the private sector. But by the will of God, I find myself in the highest administrative function of my country. In these circumstances, there will always be need for experience that can not be learned at any school in the world. It is rather by practice. And my big brother, Macky Sall helps me, his experience and his career in this mission. Both, we are committed to revive Senegambia and bring it to unprecedented levels. That is our mission today, so that tomorrow, the generations that follow, can complete the task. »
THE MISSION OF THE POPULATIONS
« I would like you to convey to President Macky Sall my warm greetings and thanks. Because, what the two associations of sports journalists have entered to do, it is to unite more our two countries which are one and the same people. Macky Sall and I are only two. And to both of us, we can not do anything. However, if all our people, as you’re doing, get together with us, we will come to this unity between our two countries. Because we can not preach unity elsewhere, with others, if we do not start by ourselves, here. «
« What the Prime Minister of Senegal told me »
« A few days ago, I was in Dakar for the swearing in of President Macky Sall. Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne with whom I spoke said, « President Barrow, thank you for being there, for it is very important. Your presence is even greater than that of President Donald Trump. For if you were not there, we would ask: « Where is the President Barrow? « » Because everyone would be aware of your absence. On the other hand, if President Trump does not come, no one is surprised. Nobody realizes it.It’s just to tell you how important relations between Senegal and The Gambia are and the leadership role that President Macky Sall plays in bringing us together. And together, we will get there. And we thank Senegalese sports journalists and tell them that they are welcome in The Gambia, at their brother’s of the Gambian sports press « .