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MoS External Affairs to visit The Gambia, Senegal from Nov 1-5

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan will pay an official visit to the Republic of The Gambia and the Republic of Senegal from November 1 to November 5, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.

New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan will pay an official visit to the Republic of The Gambia and the Republic of Senegal from November 1 to November 5, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday.

This will be his first visit to both the countries.

During his visit to The Gambia from November 1-2, Muraleedharan will hold a bilateral meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians abroad Dr Mamadou Tangara apart from calling on the President of the Republic of The Gambia Adama Barrow. 

Some agreements/MoUs are also expected to be signed during the visit, while the Minister of State will also interact with the Indian community in The Gambia.

Meanwhile, during his visit to Senegal from November 4-5, Muraleedharan will co-chair the Third India-Senegal Joint Commission Meeting (JCM), with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese abroad Aissata Tall Sall. MoS will call on President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall. 

During the visit, Muraleedharan will also meet Minister of Armed Forces Sidiki Kaba and other dignitaries. Some agreements/MoUs are expected to be signed during the visit. He will also address the Indian community in Dakar.

“India enjoys warm, friendly and cordial relations with The Gambia and Senegal. Over the years, India has been at the forefront in capacity building of the youth of The Gambia and Senegal. The visit of MoS will help in sustaining the momentum in our bilateral ties with both these countries,” MEA said.

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first published:Oct. 27, 2021, 6:17 p.m.

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