Diplomatic status for Africa Export –Import Bank is confirmed by Assembly Monday the 22 June 2020, by Law makers after a report presented to the National Assembly plenary by the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Minister Dr. Mamadou Tangara tabled the Agreement before the National Assembly for approval of the agreement. The agreement to accord the Bank diplomatic status which gives privileges such as immunities and concessions for staff and management of the Bank to operate in The Gambia.
The main objective behind the establishment of the Africa Export – Import Bank is to facilitate, promote and expand intra Africa and extra Africa trade. The tabling of the Agreement was backed by the fact that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia has obligations towards the Africa Export-Import Bank.
The Report was delivered by the Honourable National Assembly Member for Wuli West, Sidia Jatta, who is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs . Members took turn and gave their blessing and approval of the report. Member for Serekunda, Halifa Sallah took the lead followed by many all of who just approved the report.
They welcomed the conferment of Diplomatic Status and that its establishment would further spur economic development required for the progress and well-being of the citizenry.
Minister Tangara was accompanied to the National Assembly by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr.Sulayman Omar Njie.
Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad