UN chief expresses support to Gambia’s new president

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called Gambia’s newly-inaugurated President Adama Barrow to express his support.

By Author   |   Published: 20th Jan 2017   1:50 am
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Adama Barrow, left, is sworn in as President of Gambia at Gambia's embassy in Dakar Senegal, Thursday, Jan 19, 2017. A new Gambian president has been sworn into office in neighboring Senegal, while Gambia's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country. Photo: AP.

 United States: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called Gambia’s newly-inaugurated President Adama Barrow to express his support.

Guterres “told President Barrow of his full support for his determination, and ECOWAS’s historic decision, with the unanimous backing of the Security Council, to restore the rule of law in The Gambia so as to honor and respect the will of the Gambian people,” said a UN spokesman.