Gambia first post-independence and democratically elected President Alhagie Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara on Friday received the new President Adama Barrow at his residence in Fajara.

This is the first meeting between President Barrow and former President Jawara. It is described by many as a historic and a sign of the new Gambia that every citizen was yearning for.

The meeting accorded former President Jawara the opportunity to congratulate President Barrow on his election victory. He assured of his guidance and solidarity prayed for the President and the people of The Gambia.

Former President Jawara ruled The Gambia from 1965 until 1994 when he was toppled in a military coup that ushered in the former President and dictator Yahya Jammeh who is now living in exile in Equatorial Guinea after loosing the December elections to President Barrow.

Ex-President Jawara who was living in the UK on exile after the 1994 coup, returned to the Gambia in 2002 after almost eight years in exile, following an announcement in 2001 by coupist Yahya Jammeh of an unconditional amnesty.