Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has described his just concluded maiden European trip as ‘a very good trip’
President Barrow earlier this week, embarked on his first European tour which took him to France and Belgium with other government minister in other European nations to strengthen cooperation.
Speaking to journalist shortly upon arrival at the Banjul International Airport on Friday, President Barrow said the visit was on the invitation of the French President Francois Hollande whose country he called a strong partner to The Gambia.
“It was a very good trip. It was an invitation from President Hollande of France. The EU got the news and they also wrote to me. It was killing two birds with one stone” he said.
President Barrow described the French Government’s invitation as ‘very important’ adding that Paris is a very strong partner in the EU and a strong partner and big donor to the Gambia.
Asked if his government signed any special package on immigration, President Barrow who did not come direct said they discussed lots of things with the EU and all the discussions where positive. He said both France and the EU are ready to help The Gambia saying the country has a lot of goodwill. He cited various meetings held with investors and top French and EU officials
Concerning his meetings with the Gambian communities in the Diaspora, President Barrow said the events were very good, the messages were clear.
“I told them we need everybody back home. We need all hands on deck so that we can develop this country” he concluded.