Gambian leader visits Equatorial Guinea where Jammeh is exiled

A signing ceremony between the two presidents took place at the presidential palace in Malabo

Gambian President Adama Barrow has been on a four-day trip to Equatorial Guinea, where ex-President Yahya Jammeh is living in exile, according to the state broadcaster GRTS.

This comes days after The Gambia said it was ready to prosecute the 57-year-old ex-president for the “myriad of crimes” committed during his 22-year rule – a recommendation of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission.

No mention was made in the media reports of Mr Jammeh – who has lived in Equatorial Guinea since January 2017 when he went into exile after a shock electoral defeat.

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

During the trip Mr Barrow met his Equatorial Guinean counterpart Obiang Nguema and state media said their wives had dinner together.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Gambia’s Office of the President said the two-countries signed several accords at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Malabo, on Sunday.

These included one that focused on strengthening diplomatic ties and a mutual visa-waiver scheme for those holding diplomatic and official service passports.

The establishment of an extradition treaty was not mentioned in the statement.


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