Gambian FM Hails ‘Exemplary’, ‘Expanding’ Cooperation with Morocco

Cooperation between Morocco and The Gambia is exemplary, constant and expanding, said the Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Mamadou Tangara, in Rabat on Friday. Morocco and The Gambia are united by strong, age-old ties and active cooperation, said Tangara at the 3rd edition of the annual MD Sahara Forum, held under the theme: “Atlantic Front 2030: A Royal Vision for an Era of Transcontinental Connection and Prosperity”. On this occasion, the Gambian top diplomat highly praised the Royal Initiative for the Atlantic, making this region a space of peace, security and shared prosperity, noting that this Initiative will foster South-South cooperation based on a win-win partnership. The Minister also reiterated his country’s constant support for the Moroccan Sahara, stressing that Gambia’s position has never changed, and today more than ever, relations between the two countries have been strengthened. Tangara also dwelt on Morocco’s significant contribution to the success of the 15th Summit Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Banjul (Gambia), calling for the promotion of South-South cooperation and the benefit of Moroccan experience in various fields.  Organized by the Maroc Diplomatique media group, the annual MD Sahara Forum is intended as a forum for exchange and reflection between eminent figures from the diplomatic, economic and cultural worlds. In particular, it aims to highlight the potential of the Atlantic seaboard, stimulate a multi-sectoral dynamic and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the Atlantic seaboard, a subject at the heart of the Kingdom’s and Africa’s development strategy.