The Gambia and Mauritania have signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to promote bilateral cooperation as well as investment in the area of maritime and fishing, the Gambian presidency announced on Thursday.

The MOUs came amid the official visit of the Gambian President Adama Barrow to Mauritania on Wednesday and Thursday.

“President Adama Barrow’s two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has led to the signing of Memorandums of Understanding between the two friendly countries, following bilateral talks between the Heads of State at the Presidential Palace,” the statement said.

According to the presidency, the MOUs will promote bilateral cooperation, understanding, and investment in the area of maritime investment and fishing as well as encourage regular consultations on global issues of concern to both countries in the spirit of consolidating African integration and common positions.

“The objectives of the fishing agreement are to promote trade, boost investment, and encourage the exchange of technical knowhow and best practices in maritime and fisheries sectors of both countries,” the Gambian presidency said. Enditem

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