Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gambia’s Honorary Consular to Egypt courtesy call on Minister Bojang

From L-R: Hatem Raslan & Minister Sheriff Bojang

The Gambian Honorary Consular in Egypt, Hatem Raslan on Monday 22nd February, 2016 paid a visit to Honorable Sheriff Bojang, Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure in his office at GRTS Building, MDI Road in Kanifing.

The Honorary Consular is currently in the country for an official visit to meet government with government officials as well as to discuss with top government officials on opportunities avail in Egypt in the ‘best interest’ of The Gambia.

Speaking in his office, Minister Bojang welcomes Raslan and congratulates him on his appointment to serve his country- The Gambia.

Mr. Bojang stated that The Gambia and Egypt has a long relationship and the relationship of the two countries has also been very coordinal saying that His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhagie Dr. Yahya A.J.J Jammeh has always been empathizing in his statements that Egypt has been very supportive to his government.

Minister Bojang assured the Gambia's Consular that the two countries will continue working together to promote the development agenda thus improve the socio-economic development of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia.

He further cited some of the supports that the Egyptian government has been rendering to the government citing health, education, agriculture, communications sectors as an example.

Minister Bojang also cited the construction of Arabic schools in many part of the country supported by the Egyptian government as well as training of Gambian journalists. “In a nutshell, Egypt has supported The Gambia a lot and even some staff of GRTS and the Independent press have benefitted in so many training programmes in journalism.’

On his part, Hatem Raslan, Gambia's Consular in Egypt thanks Minister Bojang for the warm welcome accorded to him (Raslan) saying that he will live to expectation and serve the Islamic Republic of The Gambia for more development opportunities.

He equally thanked the President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhagie Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh for appointing his as the Honorary Consular in Egypt.

He also thanked the entire cabinet and all government officials saying that he (Raslan) will work closely with the Gambian government to create more opportunities by bringing more investors in the country.

“I will do my utmost best to bring more investors in the country to invest in the agricultural, health, education, sports, and communications for national development.”

Honorary Consular Raslan also called on Gambia's in Egypt to always consult his office for any support and urged them to be visiting his office for development discussions and opportunities.  

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