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Canada congratulates The Gambia for rejoining the Commonwealth

Canada congratulates The Gambia for rejoining the Commonwealth

INTERNATIONAL
OTTAWA, Canada: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the readmission of The Gambia to the Commonwealth: “Canada strongly supports The Gambia’s readmission to the Commonwealth and offers its sincere congratulations on its renewed membership. “The Commonwealth is a family of 2.4 billion people around the globe, united in our commitment to peace, democracy and prosperity for all of our citizens. “We look forward to deepening our ties with Commonwealth member countries including during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, United Kingdom, this spring.”
The Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth

The Gambia rejoins the Commonwealth

INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United Kingdom: The Gambia rejoined the Commonwealth on 8 February 2018, after the Commonwealth Secretariat confirmed their application had been approved unanimously by Commonwealth Member States. This shows that when a country commits to strengthening democracy, governance and the rule of law, it is welcomed back to the international community and the Commonwealth family Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: "The Gambia’s return to the Commonwealth family is fantastic news. When I visited the country last year, I saw huge enthusiasm for the values and opportunities offered by our modern, diverse Commonwealth." "This shows that when a country commits to strengthening democracy, governance and the rule of law, it is welcomed back to the international commu
US$210 Million for key sectors to support economic growth and job creation in The Gambia

US$210 Million for key sectors to support economic growth and job creation in The Gambia

AFRICA, BUSINESS
BANJUL, Gambia: The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signs a US$210 million Framework Agreement with Government of The Gambia for financing over a  3 year period. The signing ceremony took place in Banjul on 16th January 2018,  during the official visit of the ITFC CEO to The Gambia. The agreement is to support key economic sectors, including energy, through the importation of  refined  petroleum products, and agriculture, through the importation of fertilizer and the provision of pre-export financing for agricultural produce notably, groundnuts and cashew nuts, the main agricultural produce/exports of the country. The Agreement will also extend the cooperation with The Gambia to Trade Deve