DA Jawo, Information minister

(JollofNews) – The Gambia has denied social media reports that it has recognised the independence of Catalunya.

Reports posted on Twitter and attributed to the country’s Foreign Minister, Ousainou Darboe, said the small West African country recognises Catalunya and respects the rights of its people for self-determination.

But the Government of the Gambia said it is utterly dismay at the fake news which it describes as not only untrue but misleading and a misrepresentation of the official position of the Government and people of the Gambia.

The government said the Gambia and the Kingdom of Spain has long standing bilateral relationship and friendship based on mutual respect and respect for each other’s sovereignty.

“Therefore, the Government of The Gambia strongly disassociates itself from this misleading information. We hereby renew our committment to a united Spain and hope that the Spanish people will find an amicable solution to this unfortunate impasse,” said Demba Ali Jawo, minister of Information.