Visit to Gambia by members of AU Peace and Security Council

Members of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council recently visited the capital of Gambia, Banjul, to meet various authorities and special commissions in order to analyse the socio-political situation in the country. Equatorial Guinea was represented at the meeting by the Ambassador Representative from the Permanent Mission before the African Union, Crisantos Obama Ondo.

This commission is part of the African Union Peace and Security Council programme to promote, supervise and guarantee peace and security in the various member countries where there are situations of concern, such as the Republic of Gambia, a country facing various challenges following the political crisis of 2017, in the light of evidence of recovery and the management of new political, social, economic, institutional and security challenges.

After arrival in the capital of Gambia, the commission met various social and political agents, beginning with the Banjul Commission to coordinate the AU technical assistance and others associated with the Government of Gambia. Later, it also met the Ministers for Foreign Relations and Cooperation, Mamadou Tangara and Ebrima Mballow, respectively.

Furthermore, the 15 members of the council held a meeting with the National Commission for Human Rights, the CEDEAO Special Representative, The Review Commission for the Constitution and the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, in addition to members of the National Security Council.

Finally, the commission was received by the President of Gambia, H. E. Adama Barrow, with whom they discussed the challenges facing the country in various areas and the need for greater support from the African Union and member States in order to accompany his country in this difficult situation.

It should be pointed out that the presence of the Equatoguinean Ambassador on the mission was well received, once again in recognition of the contribution of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo towards avoiding a blood bath during the political crisis that arose almost two and a half years ago.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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