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Modi congratulates new President of Gambia

Modi congratulates new President of Gambia

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated Adama Barrow for assuming charge as Gambia’s President and said India stands with him for the rapid and all-round development of the African country.

“Congratulations to Mr. Adama Barrow. India stands with him for the rapid & all-round development of The Gambia,” Modi tweeted.

Barrow, who was living in exile, returned home yesterday to take over as Gambia’s President.

He had defeated in December elections the “authoritarian” leader Yahya Jammeh who was ruling the country for 22 years.

Jammeh was, however, not willing to cede power but finally bowed out under international pressure.

Barrow was sworn-in as President on January 19 in Gambia’s Embassy in Senegal.