Gambia's President, Sir Dawda Jawara, is on a private visit to France and on Thursday (8 July) he discussed ways of improving relations between their two countries with French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
GV Sir Dawda Jawara shaking hands with President Giscard d'Eastaing and leaving Elysee Palace
SV Guard of honour
SV President Jawara speaking
CU & GV Gambian flag on car as ti departs (2 shots)
DAWDA: "The relations between Gambia and France have always been good. But I have no doubt that this visit will further strengthen relations and increase the co-operation which exists between our two countries."
Sir Dawda is visiting France for the first time and will be leaving for the Balearic Islands on 10 July. He arrived on 7 July.
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Background: Gambia's President, Sir Dawda Jawara, is on a private visit to France and on Thursday (8 July) he discussed ways of improving relations between their two countries with French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
SYNOPSIS: Sir Dawda had lunch with President Giscard d'Estaing at the Elysee Palace and later told newsmen they had discussed possible French involvement in Gambi's development programmes and considered possible areas of co-operation between France and Gambia.
The Gambian President went on to say that last year his country had embarked on a new five year development programme and there were still projects that need financing.