The Ambassador of Israel to The Gambia, Roi Rosenblit met former president Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara at his residence in Fajara on Thursday May 30, the Israel Embassy said Friday.

The Ambassador greeted Sir Dawda in English and Mandinka saying “I come from Jerusalem, City of David, City of Peace” and emphasized the importance of the Israeli – Gambian relations which started in 1962 with Sir Dawda’s series of visits to Israel.

Sir Dawda thanked Ambassador Rosenblit for his visit and for revitalizing today the agreements of friendship signed by him in the 1960s, by sending Gambian students for yearlong training programs to Israel.

The founding father of The Gambia shared his fond memories of being warmly received in Jerusalem by the founding fathers of Israel.

Ambassador Rosenblit gave Sir Dawda a symbolic souvenir of piece from Jerusalem and Israeli dates for the Holy Month of Ramadan.