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Governments of The Gambia and Japan sign food assistance worth D125 million

BANJUL, 7 July 2022: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Thursday, 7 July 2022 presided over yet another signing of Exchange notes for the delivery of Japanese food assistance under the Japanese Food Assistance Programme for The Gambia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Government of Japan allocated about one hundred and twenty-five million Gambian Dalasis dedicated to the implementation of the Food Assistance under its grant aid scheme.

Speaking at the ceremony, FM Dr. Tangara praised the Government of Japan for the support and said that the ceremony is of significant importance to The Gambia’s post COVID reconstruction.

He posited that even though Japan and other countries are rebuilding post-COVID-19, Japan continues to reach out to friendly countries like The Gambia to strengthen cooperation through economic and technical assistance.

FM Tangara also recalled Japan’s participation in the realisation of projects and programs in the most important sectors of The Gambia’s development with JICA in the areas such as; education, vocational training, agriculture, fisheries, health, and water management.

“The sprit of generosity and genuine cooperation has always been a defining characters of the Japanese people,” posited Dr. Mamadou Tangara.

Source: MOFA

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