Panafrican News Agency

UK Human Rights Ambassador hails Gambia’s successful democratic transition

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The British Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, has praised Gambia’s successful transition to democratic governance since 2017, saying the country is a beacon of hope for democracy.

A statement made available to PANA stated that Ambassador French was at the State House on Wednesday for a courtesy call on President Adama Barrow to discuss the country’s human rights situation since her last visit in August 2019.

Ms. French lauded the commitment from the government which ensured the respect for the rights of the people and the promotion of democracy in Gambia.

She also noted the vibrancy of civil society organisations and parliamentary democracy as another example of the successes registered in the country.

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