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Taiwan Regrets Gambia’s Decision To Cut Ties

President Ma and jammeh(JollofNews) – Taiwan has expressed its shock at the Gambia's sudden decision to sever the 18 year-old diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh on Thursday announced that he was cutting diplomatic ties with Taiwan for reasons of "national strategic interest".

But Simon Ko, Taiwanese vice Foreign Minister said his country was surprised and regrets the Gambia’s decision.

"Our government express shock and regret that Gambian President Yahya Jammeh sent a letter to our embassy in Gambia on 14 November to inform us [of] the immediate termination of ties," he told the BBC World Service.Ma and jammeh

"We think this is Jammeh's personal decision," he added.

President Jammeh was rumoured to have made this decision under political pressure from mainland China or after being turned down by Taiwan over his request of huge amount of financial aids.

However, the Gambia’s ambassador to Taiwan, Ebrima Jarjou, said there are no political rifts between the two countries.

He said he was also surprised by Mr Jammeh’s decision as he was not given any prior notice before the announcement was made on the Gambian state media.

Meanwhile, the Gambian flag was this morning taken down from the head office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Written by PK Jarju


-1 #15 2013-11-23 09:20
+2 #14 2013-11-17 16:35
Radiokangang, you are the most stupid bastard Gambian in this forum.
-7 #13 2013-11-17 14:08
Abdel. Spot on. You dont have to be a sporter to tell the truth. "You hit the nail by the head."

-5 #12 2013-11-17 12:15
The decition was indeed based on a stategic plan for New diplomacy era wich may not be possible if Gambia continue its support for The taiwanis govermment recognition in UN otherwise why would Jammeh take such a big risk. Radiokangkang knows am not a Big Fan though
+1 #11 2013-11-17 09:17
May be with all the anti colonial rhetoric Jammeh will take it to its logical conclusion and sever diplomatic relations with Great Britain or is he too mindful on that One wouldmhave expected that he will expel his nemesis the Brits.But obviously he is not ready for that move yet despite all the loony rantings
-6 #10 2013-11-16 16:18
I just took a moment to think and I found that Arms and OUS, do need some help. They've no resistance and dont have tolerance to other opinions. Show some maturity!!!!!!! !! "Aw Apou nyee reete"
0 #9 2013-11-16 12:28
There will always be those Gambian's who Mr Jammeh can count upon, to support him as he engineers his way through the international "circus" of cheque book diplomacy.

I honestly don't think Mr Jammeh discriminates against anybody...when it comes to taking donations or negotiating soft loans for his pet projects.

The fact that he said.." we will never betray Taiwan"...counts for little.

It was a message that served its purpose at that time.

For all his uncouth language and outrageous attacks against all and sundry...and his lack of energy to persue those in his midst that kill and torture...with impunity.

"There is method in his madness"

He is different.

But should never be underestimated.

We watch with interest as he plays China against the USA...for all that oil.

Jammeh is a moon rocket that has not yet left earth's orbit.

A very capable man.
+4 #8 2013-11-16 02:30
Anyone with a core belief n a tiny amount of conscience, will question their loyalty to jammeh, if they have not already done so.

My own personal evolution has been slow n conflict ridden. I was torn as i watch jammeh build a good road through my village 4 the first time, yet on the other hand, hear women n children cry in agony as Hydra n others were killed.

But as a christian, reality struck me. I then realised that the price of a good road is not worth the life of a fellow citizen. It took me a while. and in the end, am torn no more cus the choice is clear, i pick life over a good road!!
0 #7 2013-11-16 02:27
I post this comment on kibaaro they delete it . criticize others but no one can criticize you. this people are joke for real. check out for yourself .

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November 15, 2013 at 16:00
Musa Bah & Deyda Haidara : I think KIBAARO NEWS : Should replace their Editorial release on this matter, with your above comments.
Kibaaro News have best educated teem in this business, but they do lot of wired stuff i don’t understand.
Example during New York Demonstration , Kibaaro News decide to publish and comment irrelevant issues till the very last minute. and just few days a go another one in their doorstep they did the-same-thing. now look at how they handle this speculation. this has nothing to do with Scholarship.
0 #6 2013-11-16 00:11
Right on point Arms......

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