President Adama Barrow and delegation have left Jeddah Royal Airport, Saudi Arabia this morning at 9am local time after a four day visit to the Kingdom. Barrow and delegation traveled to Riyadh on Friday, May 19 to attend The Arab Islamic American Summit on the invitation of Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, king of Saudi Arabia, custodian of the two holy mosques and head of the house of Saud.
During his stay, President Barrow had the opportunity to perform Umra with members of his delegation before their departure from the holy land.
He also had the opportunity to meet with other African heads of state including Senegal’s Macky Sall, leaders of the Arab world and members of the Gambian community in Riyadh. President Barrow did not meet with US President, Donald Trump who was also in Riyadh for the summit. African leaders are said to have attended the summit as observers, they were not given any major role during the entire summit.
President Barrow was accompanied to the summit by Foreign Affairs Minister, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, Interior Minister, Mai Ahmad Fatty, Tourism Minister, Ahmad Bah, the director of the state intelligence service (SIS), Ousman Sowe, Secretary General, Dawda Fadera, Permanent Secretary Foreign Affairs, Njogu Saer Bah and a few other government officials.
Barrow and delegation are expected to arrive at the Banjul International Airport at 5pm local time.