Gambia and Russsian Ministers signing cooperation agreement on visa exemption

(JollofNews) – The governments of the Gambia and Russia have signed an agreement on visa exemption for official holders of  passports.

The agreement was signed in Banjul by the visitng Russian Foreign Minister Mickhai Bagnodov and his Gambian counterpart, Ousainou Darboe.

Speaking to reporters, the Gambian minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Ousainou Darbo hailed the strong relationship between the two countries, which opened doors for their citizens

He said the visa exemption deal will facilitate for business people and officials to move freely between the two counties.

For his part, the Russian Foreign Minister, Mickhail Bagnodov, conveyed President Vladimir Putin’s gratitude and best wishes to President Adama Barrow.

He said Russia is happy with the new developments in the Gambia and noted that with stability there will be socio-economic development.  He said it will also provide a conducive environment for good collaboration between the countries.

As part of the new ties, the Gambia and Russia have agreed to engage in regular consultations to further work on other sectors such as trade, tourism, training of personal and security.