The European Union has renewed its fullest support to Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow two days after been sworn-in at the Gambian embassy in Senegal.

 

This was contained in a joint statement on Saturday by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica on the latest developments in The Gambia.

 

The statement reads: “Today the will of the Gambian people is being respected and the way for President Adama Barrow cleared. The positive and peaceful outcome of the post-electoral stalemate in The Gambia is the result of extraordinary regional and international coordinated efforts with ECOWAS in the lead. We confirm our full support to President Barrow and reaffirm the European Union’s readiness to assist The Gambia and its people”.

 

Meanwhile, the EU joint statement came just after long time President Yahya Jammeh in a late Friday night address announced he is relinquishing power after intense negotiation which if had failed would pave the way for the military force to invade and get him out.