His Excellency President Adama Barrow has received congratulatory messages on the occasion of The Gambia’s 52nd Independence Anniversary as well as his election victory as President.
Text of the messages are from Abdel Aziz BOUTEFLIKA, President of Algeria, Dr. Bandar Bin Mohamed Hamza Hajjar, President Islamic Development Bank Group, Mr. Hatem Raslan, Honorary Consul of The Gambia in Egypt and the CEO of Raslan Group for Africa.
As the Republic of The Gambia celebrates its National Day, I would like to extend, on behalf of the Government and people of Algeria, and indeed on my own behalf, our warmest congratulations, coupled with my sincere best wishes of good health and wellbeing to Your Excellency, progress and prosperity to the brotherly people of The Gambia.
I would like to seize this opportunity to reiterate my readiness to work with Your Excellency to further strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between our two countries.
I would also like to reaffirm commitment in consolidating efforts geared towards promoting peace, stability and development in our continent.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Abdel Aziz BOUTEFLIKA
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarkatuh,
On behalf of the Islamic Development Bank Group, I would like to extend to Your Excellency my heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President of the Republic of The Gambia and my best wishes for blessings from the Almighty Allah for your endeavors and devotion to the socio-economic development of your esteemed country.
I would like to assure Your Excellency of the IDB Group’s readiness to expand and enhance collaboration with the Republic of The Gambia to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development of the country.
I would like to thank Your Excellency for the audience granted to Dr. Mansur Muhtar, the IDB Vice President for Sector Operations at your residence in Dakar on the occasion of his visit to Dakar on 22-24 January, 2017.
I would like to assure Your Excellency that IDB Group has taken good note of your priorities and will follow up on all matters discussed during this meeting including the support of IDB Group to infrastructure development, agriculture, health and institutional capacity development. An IDB mission will be sent to The Gambia as soon as possible to discuss with the Authorities on how the Bank could provide support to the country.
While reaffirming IDB’s commitment to support the development efforts of The Gambia, please accept, Your Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Dr. Bandar Bin Mohamed Hamza Hajjar, President
Islamic Development Bank Group
Your Excellency Sir,
On behalf of Raslan Group in the Gambia and on my own behalf as the Chief Executive of the group for Africa and the First Honorary Consul of The Gambia in Egypt, I would to extend my sincere congratulation and best wishes to Your Excellency, following your landslide victory in the December 1st 2016 Presidential Elections which has been described as the most transparent, free, fair and credible election by local and international election observers. Your Excellency, the Gambian people have spoken, and your victory is a clear testimony of their trust and confidence that all patriotic Gambians must acknowledge and accept in good faith because the voice of the people is the voice of Allah Subhaanah Watallah.
Your Excellency, the peaceful and democratic elections, which is the foundation of your Presidency, has been received with enthusiasm and hope for political and economic partnership by the international community including Raslan Group. As the First Honorary Consul of The Gambia in Egypt, it is my pledge and desire to contribute my quota to the expansion and consolidation of meaningful international cooperation for the benefit of The Gambia and the Gambian people. In addition, I will seize this opportunity to assure Your Excellency of my continued support and collaboration in all your endeavors as Head of State.
I will therefore join all God fearing Muslims worldwide and pray to Almighty Allah to grant Your Excellency and team the guidance and wisdom you need to fulfill the duties and responsibilities bestowed on you by your election to the highest office in our motherland. May Allah Subhaanah Watallah continue to grant Your Excellency and The Gambia as a nation long life, good health, peace, prosperity greater protection and success in the long journey God has entrusted in you as Head of State and President of the Republic of The Gambia.
Please accept Your Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration and esteem.
Mr. Hatem Raslan
Honorary Consul of The Gambia in Egypt and the CEO of Raslan Group for Africa
The President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow has been congratulatory on his election victory as new President of The Gambia.
Below are text of the messages from FAO’s Director General Josc Graziano da Silva, Richard Austen of United Kingdom and Manlafi Jarjue Chief Driver, State House.
On the occasion of your triumphant election to the highest office of state, I have the honour to extend the congratulation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and my own best wishes for health and success in the accomplishment of your national and global responsibilities.
I would like to convey my best wishes for happiness and prosperity to the people of The Gambia. May I also take this opportunity to express confidence in further strengthening the fruitful collaboration between The Gambia and FAO in view of the attainment of our common goals, and in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the world.
As you mentioned in your inaugural speech, “We should remain united as men and women with a vision to build a Gambia that will allow each to develop one’s capacity to the fullest”. FAO stands ready to strengthen collaboration to drive the prosperity for all the people of The Gambia.
Accept, Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Josc Graziano da Silva
Greetings from the United Kingdom! I trust that all is well with you and all the family.
I would like to convey to you my sincerest congratulations on your election as the next President of The Gambia. I was delighted to hear this good news.
I was Deputy British High Commissioner in The Gambia from 1993 to 1996 and was Acting High Commissioner for most of the period from September 1994 to February 1995. I remember this time very well and throughout the years I have watched events in The Gambia with interest and often great concern.
I took early retirement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office three years ago after serving as Her Majesty’s Ambassador in firstly Mongolia and then Panama. I am still very active in many areas.
I look forward to hearing about a very bright future for The Gambia under your wise leadership. If there is ever anything I could do to assist you, please do let me know.
Yours very sincerely,
On the occasion of Your Excellency’s victory in the last December 2016 Presidential Elections, I write on behalf of the entire drivers of this great office to congratulate Your Excellency and Government and the people of The Gambia as we reflect on this special day in the annals of our history.
We would like to assure Your Excellency of our unflinching support and loyalty to you and your government. We pray for Allah’s continued guidance and protection to be with Your Excellency and the entire First Family, long life and good health to achieve your development aspiration of this beloved motherland.
We are undoubtedly confident that, with Your Excellency in power, the country will continue to witness numerous meaningful socio-economic development projects spanning all sectors of our economy.
Long live The Gambia, Long live the Coalition.
For State House Drivers