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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh visits Saudi Arabia

The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Monday met with the Saudi crown prince, Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Gambia's Radio and Television Services reported Tuesday.

While in Saudi Arabia, President Jammeh is expected to meet with top Saudi officials like the director-general of the Saudi Fund for Development and the secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Jammeh's travel itinerary also indicated that he would visit King Abdul Aziz Museum in Riyadh, the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, and perform the Umra in Mecca.

The Gambian leader is said to be accompanied by his wife, Madam Zineb, and high-ranking government officials.

The trip is said to be aimed at cementing the long-standing bilateral relations between the Gambia and Saudi Arabia.

Pana 19/03/2014