Didier Reynders congratulates the new President of The Gambia Adama Barrow

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates President Adama Barrow, who was sworn in yesterday 19 January as President of The Gambia. This inauguration confirms the respect for the results of the presidential elections of 1 December and the choice of the Gambian people.

Belgium welcomes the important role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that, with the support of the African Union, the European Union and the Security Council of the United Nations, ensures respect for the constitutional order in The Gambia. It is essential that Yahya Jammeh now withdraws and allows a negotiated solution for the crisis.

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.