ECOWAS Commission president Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, and UNOWAS’s Mohamed Ibn Chambas have renewed “the engagement of the two organizations to support the authorities and people of The Gambia in their efforts toward sustaining peace”.A press release issued by the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) announced Friday that they concluded on 13 July a three-day visit to The Gambia.
It said Brou and Chambas were received by President Adama Barrow and senior government officials, and met with representatives of the diplomatic corps, international organizations, ECOMIG and civil society organizations.
According to the release, Brou and Chambas “pledged to continue their support to the implementation of the National Development Plan, and called on the people of The Gambia to fully participate in the security sector reform and transitional justice processes, and regional integration in West Africa.”
It added that Brou and Chambas “who have been following closely the political and socio-economic situation in The Gambia, underline the importance of safeguarding the progress that have been achieved so far, and encourage all Gambians to work hand in hand to consolidate peace and bring about prosperity in the country.”
Meanwhile, President Barrow on Thursday inaugurated the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) Headquarters located in The Gambia.