Press Release: NPP Statement on the Successful Hosting of the 15th OIC Summit 

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The National People’s Party (NPP) would like to extend its warmest congratulations to His Excellency President of the Republic of The Gambia and Chairman of The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Mr. Adama Barrow and the entire nation on the successful hosting of the just concluded 15th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in The Gambia. 

Without doubt, this historic event has fashioned a great milestone for our country, being the first time since its inception in 1969 that The Gambia has had the honor of hosting as well as chairing such a prestigious global organization. 

The President and Gambians at large stood tall among the global community by putting every logistical arrangement in place and rising to the occasion in organizing the best summit ever in this part of the world.

The conclave came out to be a resounding success and its outcome further demonstrates Gambia’s position in the global stage. As a party, we take pride in Chairmanship of President Barrow and confident that he be equal to the task of leading the Muslim ummah for a more united, peaceful and prosperous world.

President Barrow’s unimpeachable demonstration of grit and leadership, and his tireless efforts exhibited throughout the whole process, have been the hallmark in ensuring the smooth organization and execution of this indelible and momentous occasion. 

This is evident in His opening speech which aptly captured the essence of the Summit’s theme, “Enhancing Unity and Solidarity through Dialogue and Sustainable Development,” – and setting the tone for productive discussions and meaningful outcomes. His suing for dialogue, unity and collaboration among member states and beyond in addressing the dire situation the Muslim ummah is grappling with is a testament of his commitment to ending all conflicts and ensuring durable peace.
 
 We commend him for his courage and commitment to promoting unity, solidarity, and sustainable development within the Islamic world. His vision and dedication to fostering economic cooperation, cultural exchange, and addressing pressing issues such as poverty and access to education and healthcare are, indeed, truly commendable. 

Furthermore, we would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our security forces whose relentless efforts , professionalism and due diligence exhibited ensured the safety and security of all delegates and guests throughout pre and the Summit. We extend our profound salutations to the Chief of Protocol, as well as to all the protocols and ushers of the event, drivers, the O.I.C. Banjul secretariat, the dedicated health officials on the ground, the esteemed members of the media fraternity, and the Gambian public at large. 

Their professionalism and dedication reflect the highest standards of service and love for country, and therefore, deserve our utmost appreciation and acknowledgement. As a party, we are proud to stand alongside His Excellency Adama Barrow and the entire nation in celebrating this historic achievement. May this Summit serve as a catalyst for positive change and further strengthen The Gambia’s position on the global stage. 

Once again, congratulations on this remarkable accomplishment, and may we continue to strive for peace, prosperity, and unity within the Islamic world under the esteemed leadership of President Adama Barrow. 

Issued by Hon. Seedy S.K. Njie 
Deputy Spokesperson, 
National People’s Party

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