The Gambian government has signed an agreement with the Russian government for visa exemption for official passport holders. The deal was reached in Banjul during the visit of the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mickhail Bagnodov. The visa exemption is going to facilitate the movement of the business community, and government officials between the two countries.

The two governments have also signed a communique to collaborate in developmental sectors such as trade, tourism, training of personnel, and security. They also committed themselves in fighting terrorism and drug trafficking.

The visiting Russian envoy also said president Putin is pleased with the progress of democratic achievements in Banjul. He noted that with stability, the Gambian can achieve its set goals for economic prosperity.

Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe underscored the cordial bilateral ties between Moscow and Banjul. He reaffirmed Banjul’s commitment to working with Russia in all spheres of national development.

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