Wednesday, September 28

Gambia will continue to defend rights of Rohingya – Barrow tells UN

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Yesterday, at the general debate of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, President Adama Barrow revealed that the plight of the Rohingya Muslims remains a matter of grave concern to The Gambia.

“We call on the Myanmar Government to comply with the rulings of the International Court of Justice and end all human rights violations against the Rohingya. The Gambia will continue to defend their rights.”

He explained that as a responsible member of the international community, The Gambia considers Taiwan as part of the Peoples Republic of China, and advocates the adoption of the One-China policy.

He urged the international community to fully respect China’s sovereignty over Taiwan and avoid actions that undermine global peace.

“The Gambia fully supports the Secretary-General’s call for transformation and global solidarity in the landmark report “Our Common Agenda”. In the same vein, we support his efforts to convene the Summit of the Future and the Sustainable Development Goals Summit next year.”

President Barrow continued that Africa will continue to demand its rightful place in the permanent membership category of the Security Council; thus, the negotiations must produce tangible results.

The president emphasised that genuine commitment and substantially increased resources should now accompany the transformation of our institutions, systems, mechanisms, and state of preparedness and the developing world must not be left behind.