France congratulates new Gambian President

The Gambia – Inauguration of President Adama Barrow – Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson

Paris, 19 January 2017

France congratulates President Adama Barrow, who was inaugurated today as President of The Gambia.

In accordance with the Gambian constitution, this ceremony confirms his indisputable victory in the presidential election of 1 December 2016, validated by the Independent Electoral Commission.

It is necessary to respect the choices of the Gambian people, and this must serve as an example for all those who are committed to democratic values and principles.

France commends the decisive role of ECOWAS [Economic Community of West African States], with the support of the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations Security Council in ensuring respect for the constitutional order in The Gambia./.

Published on 20/01/2017

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