Senegal’s Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. General Cheikh Gueye, is currently in The Gambia on a 3-day visit till Thursday 27th July 2017 to his Gambian counterpart and the Gambia Armed Forces reported the Point GM.
Speaking to waiting reporters after hours of closed door meeting between the two CDSs at the Defence Headquarters, Lt. General Masanneh Kinteh, Chief of Defence Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces, said the discussions they had included how to collaborate in the areas of training to develop each other’s army, peace keeping, sharing information and working on the common challenges they face as people of the same sub-region. He described the visit as a “very positive step” in the collaboration of the two armed forces.
CDS Kinteh said the two countries are blessed with wise leaderships at political level, adding that the two presidents have given their words to their people that they want to see peace and stability within the sub-region and therefore the armed forces would have to live by those words and try to promote that agenda of cooperation between the two armed forces.
They want to realize that cooperation between the two armed forces, he said, adding that as armed forces there are lots of things they can work on together.