Officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports led by Honourable Minister Bakary Y. Badjie on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Gambia, H.E. Ma Jianchun.
The visit was meant to seek a closer relationship between the Ministry and Embassy of China by exchanging ideas on how to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the People’s Republic of China and Gambia with regards to Youth and Sports Development.
Honourable Bakary Y. Badjie expressed profound gratitude on the of Gambia-China cooperation projects. He said the Ministry will be very appreciative to benefit from the Chinese cooperation support for Gambia’s youth in national development and improve the people’s livelihood. He appreciated China’s efforts in supporting The Gambia in multiple ways and hoped to establish links and relationship between the institutes in China and those under the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
For his part, H.E Ambassador Ma Jianchun spoke at length on the people’s republic of China-Gambia cooperation in various areas of socio-economic development of the two countries. Ambassador Ma updated the officials on the progress of a series of bilateral cooperation in the area of youth development including scholarship packages, training programmes for youth amongst others. He assured the Minister of his country’s continuous stands in supporting the Gambian youth, and the government in its socio-economic development.