July 23, 2024
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Gambia gears up for historic OIC Banjul summit

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In an unprecedented move underscoring The Gambia’s growing international stature, H.E President Adama Barrow held a press briefing today to outline the nation’s meticulous preparations for the upcoming Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Banjul Summit, slated for May 4th-5th, 2024.

Speaking from Banjul, President Barrow exuded confidence in The Gambia’s readiness to host this landmark event, emphasizing its significance as a historic milestone for the country.


“Small countries can host big events, and this is the first time in the history of The Gambia that such an event is being hosted,” remarked President Barrow, underscoring the magnitude of the occasion.

Watch Barrow’s address here.

Addressing paramount concerns over security, President Barrow reassured the nation that extensive measures have been implemented, with a deployment of 4000 security personnel—marking the largest security contingent in The Gambia’s history.

This unprecedented effort aims to guarantee the safety and well-being of all participants and attendees throughout the Summit.

Highlighting the broader implications of The Gambia’s three-year chairmanship of the OIC, President Barrow emphasized the pivotal role it plays in strengthening bilateral relations with the Muslim world.

He articulated aspirations for heightened development and envisioned The Gambia emerging as a distinguished hub for hosting future significant meetings, elevating the nation’s standing on the global stage.

President Barrow extended a warm welcome to delegates representing the 57 member states of the OIC, showcasing The Gambia’s renowned hospitality. “Gambia is called the smiling coast, and now we really want to prove that to our guests coming for the OIC summit,” affirmed President Barrow, echoing the nation’s commitment to ensuring a memorable experience for all visitors.

The press briefing concluded with President Barrow expressing unwavering confidence in The Gambia’s ability to execute a successful and impactful OIC Banjul Summit.

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