OIC Praises Peaceful Resolution of Gambia’s Political Crisis

Jeddah, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has expressed his satisfaction on the peaceful resolution of the protracted political crisis in the Gambia leading to the successful handover of power to President Adama Barrow who was earlier sworn in on Jan. 19.

Al-Othaimeen commended the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediation efforts supported by the African Union and United Nations that facilitated the smooth political transition in The Gambia. He also paid special tribute to the presidents of Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Guinea and Mauritania for their immense contributions in saving the country from violence and bloodshed.

The secretary general, while further recalling the quiet diplomacy played by the OIC through his good offices, renewed his congratulations to President Barrow and the entire people of The Gambia for their commitment to sustain democratic governance in their country, he urged them to work towards achieving national reconciliation in the period ahead.

Source: Qatar News Agency