The President, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh on Wednesday had talks with Bako Prifari, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and special envoy of the President of Benin, Yayi Boni.
Speaking to the press after his discussion with the Gambian leader, Prifari said he was at State House to convey a message from his President and Chairperson of the African Union, Yai Bonny, to President Jammeh. He said their discussion centred on the problems in the sub-region; such as in Mali and Guinea Bissau. He added that it was an opportunity to have some pieces of advice from the President, "a very experienced man, who succeeded in the way he is leading his country to sustain peace and stability". Prifari further applauded President Jammeh for his stance in getting peace in Guinea Bissau, describing him as a true leader.
The Benin diplomat said they will bring all the actors together to negotiate, to enhance common understanding in Guinea Bissau.
He went on to say President Yai Bonny's objective towards the AU is to enhance commitment to the fight for peace, security and unity to the African continent, and to work to keep all the opportunities of the African continent to represent world governance, such as full membership of the Security Council at the United Nations, and to be a permanent member of the Security Council.
By Aji Fatou Jammeh
Department of Information Services