The Gambia and Senegal have signed bilateral trade agreements. 

This comes following a friendly discussions between President Adama Barrow and Senegalese President, Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye to amicably address issues affecting trade relations for the mutual benefit of their peoples. 

The Gambia’s Trade Minister Baboucarr Joof and his Senegalese counterpart  Dr. Serigne Gueye Diop, Minister of Commerce and Industry, discussed bilateral trade facilitations and reaffirmed their commitment to fostering a conducive environment for trade, transit and investment opportunities between the two neighbouring countries that enjoy a common socio-historical heritage.

According to a statement from The Gambia government, the two also agreed among other things, to strengthen collaboration supporting industrial development for increased production and productivity, to encourage value addition and to create employment opportunities for the two countries’ youthful populations.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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