The Charge d’Affaires ad interim at the Embassy of The Gambia in Washington DC, Mr. Mustapha Sosseh, on Tuesday 17 May 2022 received the Chief Executive Officer of Young American Professionals (things to do experiences for young professionals), Mr. Gregory Bland at the Embassy.
The Young American Professionals is an organisation of young professionals in Washington DC and they are lawyers, teachers, Engineers, Actors, Mechanics, Architects, Electricians, Accountants amongst others. The organization’s CEO Mr. Bland was at the Embassy to finalise discussions on the need to invite Young American Professionals to the Embassy in a bid to expose them to The Gambia. During the meeting, Mr. Bland used the opportunity to inform that his organisation was impressed with the Embassy’s cultural performance at the Washington DC Cultural Exhibition which took place on 7 May, 2022.
“We think there is a lot that our young professionals can learn about the Gambian culture and tradition because it is where the Roots originate,” Mr. Bland remarked. He said his organisation wants to bring about eighty (80) Young American Professionals to the Embassy in order to have deep understanding of the Gambian culture and tradition. He indicated that all expenses in organising the gathering will be incurred by his organisation.
For his part, the Charge d’Affaires ad interim assured Mr. Bland of the Embassy’s collaboration and support. He said the Embassy will to invite Gambian cultural troupe in New York to grace the occasion. Mr. Bland was presented a book content of which chronicled panoramic view of The Gambia.
The engagement was coordinated by the Information and Cultural Affairs Officer, Mr. Saikou Ceesay.
Source: US Embassy