The Presidents of the United States and Germany Send Messages to President Barrow

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State House, Banjul, 24 th February 2021: His Excellency President Adama Barrow received
congratulatory messages from the President of the United States of America, Joseph R. Biden, and
Vice President, Kamala Harris, as The Gambia celebrates 56 years of nationhood.

President Biden, in his message, noted that 2021 is an election year in The Gambia and an
opportunity to strengthen structures necessary for promoting good governance, adding that Gambians
and Americans share many values, such as democracy, human rights, and the desire for economic

The American President pledged to work in partnership with President Barrow to fight global
challenges, such as the COVID -19, climate change and expand bilateral trade for the benefit of their
two people. “America Stands with you and the people of the Gambia as we work to face global
challenges together.” The message concluded.

On her part, Vice President Harris reiterated similar issues, adding that working together, the global
challenges could be tackled to advance peace, prosperity, and justice for all.

In another message, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier,
congratulated the Gambian Leader on the 56 th -anniversary celebration of The Gambia’s
independence. He also wrote, “The upcoming Presidential elections will be an important benchmark
for gauging the strength and viability of the process of democratisation and reconciliation.”

President Steinmeier while extending best wishes to President Barrow, added that he was convinced
that a solid foundation has been laid for holding peaceful and fair elections and assured him of
Germany’s utmost support to the country.

Meanwhile, His Excellency President Barrow acknowledged receipt of best wishes and felicitations
from the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al- Thani, and Secretary General
Organization of Islamic Cooperation, His Excellency Yousef A. Al Othaimeen of the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the 56 th Independence celebration.

The Gambian President reiterated his gratitude and appreciation to them for the support and solidarity
in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges.


Amie Bojang-Sissoho
Director of Press & Public Relations
Office of the President, State House, Banjul
Tel: +220 9957592
Twitter: @BarrowPresident
Facebook: Barrow PORG

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