President Adama Barrow Monday afternoon received the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, His Excellency Shri V. Muraleedharan, who is in the country, for a three-day official visit.
Following his audience with the President, H.E Muraleedharan described his meeting as a ‘very fruitful and warm’ interaction with the President, stating that he informed the President about the two MOUs signed between the two countries, Visa Waiver and a comprehensive framework agreement for corporation.
The Foreign Minister stated that President Barrow fondly remembered the Indian President's visit to The Gambia in 2019 and that his administration is committed to cooperating with The Gambia in agriculture and infrastructure. President Barrow, he noted, is passionate about infrastructure as a fundamental component of growth.
‘‘India with lots of experience in agriculture and infrastructure will be able to collaborate with The Gambia for the country to progress.’’ He went on to say that the partnership between India and The Gambia will depend on The Gambia’s priorities and requirements.
H.E Muraleedharan said India’s cooperation with The Gambia would be at bilateral, regional and multinational levels.
The Foreign Minister was accompanied to the Presidency by His Gambian counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mamadou Tangara.