The Gambia has finally agree to accompany its neighboring country Senegal in the quest for final peace in the troubled Southern region of Cassamance which has been in rebellion crisis since 1982.
This was announced on Thursday by Senegalese President Macky Sall during a Press Conference with visiting Gambian President Adama Barrow in Dakar, the Senegalese news agency Agence de Presse Sénégalaise is reporting.
President Barrow is in Dakar for a three-day state visit, which is his first foreign trip and state visit since assuming office. “President Barrow and The Gambia will accompany Senegal in the quest for peace. Senegal wants peace. We do not want war and that is why we have always stretched out our hands to the Movement of Democratic Forces of Cassamance (MFDC, Rebellion.) We have to go in that direction” President Sall said.
President Macky Sall said that since 2012, the Movement of the Democratic Forces of Cassamance (MFDC) has made a lot of efforts.
“I have to admit that they (MFDC) have made great efforts and since I’ve been here as President, there has been no problem, no shooting between the MFDC and the army, (But) it’s slow … I asked President Barrow to give us support, which he agreed,” the Senegalese president said.
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow for his part said that the security of The Gambia is the security of Senegal, adding that the two countries are discussing to find a defense agreement and of security. The Cassamance conflict, registered hundreds of civilian and military casualties.