Banjul Mayor Lowe, Turkish delegation partner for women, youth empowerment

In a promising development for Banjul and the wider Gambia, Mayor Malick Lowe met with a high-level Turkish delegation led by H.E. Mehmet Kemal Bozay, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs, accompanied by H.E. Turker OBA, the Ambassador designated to the Gambia. The focus of their discussions centered on bolstering opportunities for women and youth in Banjul and across the nation.

The meeting, held at Mayor Lowe’s office, delved into collaborative strategies aimed at enhancing the empowerment of women and youth, aligning closely with the goals of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference theme, “Enhancing unity and solidarity through dialogue for sustainable development.”

During the engaging session, Refela, a recognized Turkish brand synonymous with empowerment initiatives, emerged as a central topic of discussion. Mayor Lowe expressed satisfaction with the outcomes of the deliberations and emphasized the importance of translating these discussions into tangible action plans that will benefit the local community.

Mayor Malick Lowe extended heartfelt gratitude to H.E. Mehmet Kemal Bozay and his delegation for their dedication to the cause of Africa’s women and youth, recognizing their commitment to fostering collaboration that is mutually beneficial.

This strategic partnership signals a new era of cooperation between Banjul and Turkey, offering hope for enhanced opportunities and support for vulnerable groups, in line with broader developmental objectives. The forthcoming action plans are anticipated to pave the way for meaningful progress in youth and women empowerment initiatives within the city and beyond.

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