The Gambia has failed in its bid to host the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit 2019, according to an undisclosed source that has an insight of the developments surrounding the earlier planned summit in the Gambia.
The source disclosed that the Gambia’s failure to host this year’s summit was as a result of inadequate infrastructure, lack of enough hotels, frequent power and water shortage and poor telecommunication systems among others. This he said are some of the lapses that lead to the cancellation of the summit which could have brought together 57 heads of states and other dignitaries.
The Gambia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Mamadou Tangara was in Niger last week, where he had discussions with President Issoufou Mahamadou on important issues. However, media reports from Niger has stated that Dr. Tangara and President Mahamadou also talked about the cancellation of the November 2019 OIC summit due to some constraints that the Gambia is facing.
The Gambia will bid to host the next summit in 2022, as the summit is held every three years.
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