Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow arrived in the Senegalese Capital, Dakar, Thursday, March 3rd in his first foreign trip since assuming office.

President Barrow is in Dakar for a three-day state visit, which is his first foreign trip and state visit since assuming office.

He was received at the Leopold Sedar Senghore International Airport by his host and Senegalese President Macky Sall, flanked by Cabinet ministers and other top government officials.

During the three-day visit, Presidents Barrow and Sall are expected to discuss matters of common interest and wide range of issue pertaining to Senegal-Gambia relations.

Later today, the two leaders will hold a press conference, according to a statement from the Senegalese presidency as reported by the Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS).

 This will be followed by series of engagements and signing of bilateral agreements between the two countries on Friday.

On Saturday at 11 am at the seat of the Senegalese Presidency, the two countries will sign and issue a Joint Communiqué which will end the state visit.

It could be recalled that during the recent political impasse, President Barrow spent several days in Dakar as his predecessor, former Presidenty Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after loosing the presidential election. He was sworn in at the Gambian embassy in Dakar and later returned to the country after the exile of former President Jammeh to Equatorial Guinea following an ECOWAS-led mediation to end the crisis.

Picture credit: Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS).