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Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes Gambia’s decision not to withdraw from the ICC Rome Statute

On 10 November 2016 the Islamic Republic of the Gambia notified its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as depositary of the Treaty

The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-CPI.int) H.E. Sidiki Kaba welcomes the decision of the newly-elected Government of the Gambia not to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC. “This important decision signals the…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to travel to the Gambia

During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to The Gambia, February 17–19, to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow on February 18. During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials. Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the occasion of The Gambia’s notification of rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The Gambia had formally notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute on 10 November 2016 — a decision which the Secretary-General deeply regretted

On 10 February, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations delivered to the Secretary-General notification of the country’s rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The Gambia had formally notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal from the Rome…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy Ma Peihua to Attend Gambian President's Inauguration Ceremony

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of President Adama Barrow of the Republic of the Gambia, Vice Chairman Ma Peihua of the CPPCC National Committee will attend the inauguration ceremony of President Barrow and the Independence Day celebrations of the Gambia in the capital city of Banjul…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Foreign Secretary to visit The Gambia and Ghana

The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and Ghana this week on 14-15 February 2017

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with President Barrow and President Akufo-Addo on a two-day trip to West Africa. The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and Ghana this week on 14-15 February 2017. This is the first recorded visit to The Gambia by a Foreign Secretary. He will meet President Barrow…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Following first mission to Africa as UN chief, Guterres highlights strengthened cooperation

He also said that a full agreement was reached with Kenya in order for it to participate in the Regional Protection Force in South Sudan

Speaking to the media on his return from Africa and his participation at the African Union Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted enhanced synergies and avenues of cooperation with the regional bloc. “We have agreed that Agenda 2063 [the development agenda of the African Union] and the 230 Agenda…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Guterres commends ECOWAS for role in Gambia’s peaceful transition

In his maiden address to the AU Summit as UN Secretary General, Mr. Guterres said the unity in ECOWAS and the restraint of the people of The Gambia in the face of possible conflict was commendable

The 28th African Union Summit opened in Ethiopia Monday with United Nations Secretary, General Antonio Guterres, commending the ‘extraordinary’ unity and leadership showed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in defending democracy in The Gambia by peacefully ousting former President Yahya Jammeh after weeks of political stalemate.…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the situation in the Gambia

Russia upheld United Nations Security Council Resolution 2337 on the situation in the Gambia

We are closely following the political situation in the Gambia, where in the past days there has been more stability thanks to international efforts, including by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and several neighbouring countries. On January 19, President-elect of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia Adama…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

Gambia – End of political crisis

France welcomes the end of the political crisis in Gambia, which respects the Gambian people’s democratic choice to elect their new president, Adama Barrow

France welcomes the end of the political crisis in Gambia, which respects the Gambian people’s democratic choice to elect their new president, Adama Barrow. We congratulate ECOWAS, the African Union, the UN, and the national leaders who worked to achieve a negotiated settlement, particularly Presidents Alpha Condé and Mohamed Ould…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The Situation in The Gambia

Japan expresses its respect to all the stakeholders in The Gambia for having acted in the spirit of cooperation in addressing the situation, and congratulates H.E. Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, on his inauguration

Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama: Japan welcomes the realization of transfer of power in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia in accordance with the results of the election, as H.E. Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, Former President, left the country, accepting the mediation led by the member states of…