President Adama Barrow has expressed his condolences to the Royal Family and the People of the United Kingdom on the death of Queen Elizabeth ll.

Barrow visited the British High Commissioner’s office in Cape Point, Bakau, this morning to sign the book of condolences. 

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died last Thursday at Balmoral, Scotland aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Speaking to the media after his audience with the British High Commissioner, H.E Mr. David Belgrove, President Barrow said it was important for him to pay his condolences to the High Commissioner in person. 

On King Charles lll accession to the throne, President Barrow said he is confident that the new monarch will further solidify the strong ties between The Gambia and the United Kingdom. 

Mr. David Belgrove described President Barrow’s visit as “a symbol of close ties”between The Gambia and Great Britain. 

He said with the proclamation of the new King; it is time for the commonwealth to renew its shared values of democracy, freedom, and human rights.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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