Gambia’s President Adama Barrow received in his office Tuesday Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the UAE Ministry of Interior (photo), who is on a tour to Africa aimed at strengthening security and police ties with a number of African countries.
During the meeting, held in the capital Banjul, President Barrow conveyed his greetings to the UAE leadership and people, and his wishes for UAE growth and prosperity, expressing his hope to further boost mutual relations, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Al Raisi then met with Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Yankuba Sonko, Minister of Interior; Abdoulie Sanyang, Inspector General of Police, as well as several police officials. They discussed ways to enhance coordination in areas of police work to enhance regional and international security, especially within international organizations.
Major General Al Raisi was also awarded the Security Cooperation Medal in appreciation of the joint police work between the two countries, and the role of the UAE in promoting international action in security and policing.
Earlier, President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone stressed on Monday the depth of relations between the UAE and Sierra Leone, expressing his aspiration to push them forward based on the prestigious stature the UAE enjoys in various fields.
This came during his meeting with Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector General of the UAE Ministry of Interior, where the President conveyed his greetings to the UAE leadership and people, and his wishes for the UAE further growth and prosperity. He also affirmed his attendance at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
They also discussed ways to enhance relations between the two countries in the security and police sectors.
During his visit to Freetown (Sierra Leone), Major General Al Raisi also met with Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Vice President of Sierra Leone; David Panda Noah, Minister of Internal Affairs of Sierra Leone, along with Ambrose M. Sovula, Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police. They discussed areas of common concern, most notably the security challenges, ways to enhance coordination, and exchange of experiences in the areas of combating crime, and training.