Mawdo Corajiki Juwara, the Gambia's newly appointed ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan), presented his credentials to President Chen Shui-bian on September 20.
The presentation ceremony commenced at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of the President. After the ceremony, President Chen expressed his welcome to Ambassador Mawdo Corajiki Juwara and asked his guest to convey his best regards and appreciation to Gambian President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh.
President Chen said President Jammeh has paid six state visits to Taiwan over the past decade, which underscores the close relations between Taiwan and the Gambia. President Chen also expressed his gratitude to the Gambia for supporting Taiwan's bids to join in the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and for speaking out for Taiwan in the international community.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Foreign Minister Yang Tzu-pao and Deputy Secretary-General to the President Liu Shyh-fang.