Gambia signs visa exemption agreement with Russia


The governments of the Gambia and Russia have signed an agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders.

The agreement was signed by the Russian Foreign Minister Mickhai Bagnodov and his Gambian counterpart, Ousainou Darboe in Banjul.

Speaking to reporters, the Gambian minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Ousainou Darbo hailed the strong relationship between the two countries, which opened doors for their citizens

He said the visa exemption deal will facilitate for business people and officials to move freely between the two counties.

The Russian Foreign Minister, Mickhail Bagnodov, conveyed President Vladimir Putin’s gratitude and best wishes to President Adama Barrow.

He said Russia is happy with the new developments in the Gambia and noted that with stability there will be socio-economic development.  He said it will also provide conducive environment for good collaboration between the countries, Africa news reports.

With the new ties, the two countries will further work on other sectors including; trade, tourism, training of personal and security.

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