The Gambia: UK ‘very pleased’ about Commonwealth return

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is in The Gambia, has said he is “very pleased” the West African state is rejoining the Commonwealth.

His visit, the first to The Gambia by a British foreign secretary, comes weeks after long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh went into exile after losing elections.

Mr Jammeh took The Gambia out of the Commonwealth in 2013, calling it a neo-colonial institution.

New President Adama Barrow had promised a return to the 52-nation grouping.

THEO

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