Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits The Gambia

From 13 to 14 December Federal President Steinmeier was on an official visit to The Gambia. President Steinmeier was accompanied by a large delegation, including a delegation of businessman headed by the Federal Minister of Economics, Brigitte Zypries.

Being the first European head of state to visit The Gambia after the country’s democratic change earlier this year, Steinmeier was warmly welcomed by President Adama Barrow and the Gambian people.  Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier und der Präsident der Republik Gambia, Adama Barrow, in der Pressekonferenz in Banjul (Gambia) Enlarge image (© dpa picture alliance)

During his visit, President Steinmeier met with civil society organizations and visited the Dippakunda Hospital, which is run by the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, a German charity organization. At the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Steinmeiner and his delegation visited workshops and exchanged views with returnees and non-governmental organizations.

Lastly, Steinmeier visited the Amadou Bansang Jobarteh Music School and attended the pupils’ music and dance performance. Bundespräsident Steinmeier zu Besuch in der Amadou Bansang Jobarteh-Musikschule in Banjul (Gambia) Enlarge image (© dpa picture alliance)


On the occasion of the state banquet upon invitation of President Barrow, Federal President Steinmeier declared: "Germany is determined to help the Gambia strengthen its democracy through joint efforts in the areas of energy, security, culture and, most importantly, job creation."