GG05-2018-0311-019 13/11/2018 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Her Excellency receives the letter of credence of His Excellency Dawda Docka Fadera, High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of The Gambia. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, received the letters of credence of five new heads of mission during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on November 13, 2018. *** Son Excellence reçoit la lettre de créance de Son Excellence monsieur Dawda Docka Fadera, Haut-commissaire désigné de la République de Gambie. Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale du Canada, a reçu les lettres de créance de cinq nouveaux chefs de mission lors d’une cérémonie à Rideau Hall le 13 novembre 2018. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

GAMBIA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CANADA FADERA PRESENTS LETTER OF CREDENCE

His Excellency Dawda Docka Fadera, High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to Canada, on 13th November 2018 presented the letter of recall of his predecessor and his Letter of Credence to the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.

 

High Commissioner Fadera conveyed to Governor General Payette fraternal greetings and best wishes from President Adama Barrow and the people of The Gambia. He observed that The Gambia and Canada have special relations based on our common values of respect for human rights, the dignity of our people, the sanctity of life and the rule of law.

High Commissioner Fadera said a new era has begun in The Gambia, after twenty-two years of misrule during which democratic institutions were destroyed, human capital decimated, the Treasury looted and The Gambia’s socio-economic development retarded. He said out of the ashes of the Jammeh dictatorship, a New Gambia with new crop of leaders have emerged with a vision to build a new country on the foundations of democracy, good governance and peace. He called on Canada to support the New Gambia.

Governor General Payette in her remarks welcomed High Commissioner Fadera to Canada, and commended The Gambia’s impressive progress under President Barrow’s Administration and assured him of the cooperation of the Canadian Government in advancing the common agenda of the two countries.

In other engagements during his sojourn in Canada, High Commissioner Fadera met with senior officials at the Canadian Foreign Ministry and discussed ways and means to expand and deepen the scope of cooperation between Banjul and Ottawa, especially in education, agriculture and tourism.

High Commissioner Fadera also met with members of the Gambian community in Canada and briefed them on the National Development Plan and the Gambian Diaspora Strategy and their role in the socio-economic growth of the country.

Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad

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