I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your congratulatory message on the occasion of the National Day of Senegal.
I would like to express my profound gratitude for this gesture and to extend to you my sincere best wishes for your personal good health, longevity and success.
I am delighted once again in the excellent relations existing between Senegal and The Gambia and I am hereby informing you of my commitment to work with you for their consolidation in spirit of my recent visit in the sister Republic of The Gambia.
Please accept, Mr. President and Dear Brother, the assurances of my highest consideration.
President of the Republic of Senegal"