Wed. May 22nd, 2024

The Gambia hosted a press conference at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center following the conclusion of the 15th Islamic Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Banjul.

The event marked a historic milestone for the country as it assumed the chairmanship of the OIC for the next three years. Esteemed officials such as H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, Minister of Information; and Ambassador Yankuba Dibba, CEO of OIC Gambia, among others, were present at the press conference to discuss the outcomes of the summit.

Ambassador Yankuba Dibba expressed his delight with the positive outcome of the OIC Banjul Summit, noting that it was one of the best-organized summits in the history of the OIC. He credited this success to the dedication and hard work of the local organizing committee and thanked all international delegates and participants for their cooperation and support.

H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara extended gratitude to those who played pivotal roles in ensuring the success of the summit, emphasizing the unwavering support from H.E. President Adama Barrow and the Gambian people. He also acknowledged the strong partnerships with other countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Islamic Republic of Mauritania, The Republic of Senegal, The Kingdom of Morocco, The Republic of Turkiye, and The Republic of Indonesia.

Hon. Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, the Minister of Information, praised The Gambia’s new role as chair of the OIC and congratulated H.E. President Adama Barrow for his leadership. He underlined the country’s commitment to addressing global issues and promoting humanitarian aid. Dr. Ceesay also commended the OIC Secretariat for their excellent coordination throughout the summit and thanked all stakeholders involved in its success.

Mr. Nfally Fadera, Head of Brand and Communication for OIC Gambia, spoke about the substantial achievements during the OIC Banjul Summit. He highlighted that 90% of contracts for logistics, transport, and media were awarded to Gambian-owned businesses, showcasing the nation’s growing capabilities and underlining its economic potential.

In conclusion, the press conference not only celebrated the successful end of the OIC Banjul Summit but also looked ahead to the next three years with The Gambia at the helm of the OIC. The event reflected The Gambia’s readiness to play a significant role in the global community and its commitment to strengthening international cooperation.

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