New Delhi: President of India, H.E. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, was paid a State Visit to Benin, The Gambia and Guinea from 28 July to 3 August, 2019. This visit was the first ever visit of HOS/HOG of India to all the three countries. The President of India was accompanied by Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises/ Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Member of Parliament Shri. Dilip Ghosh.
During the visit to The Gambia, President of India was hold delegation talks with President of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow in capital Banjul on 31 July. As a special gesture, the National Assembly, which is currently in recess, was held a special session for the address of President on the same day. The National Assembly Building Complex in Banjul is one of the prominent projects in West Africa built under Line of Credit extended by India. President of The Gambia was hosted a Banquet in the honor of President. The other elements of the visit include inauguration of exhibitions on Mahatma Gandhi and Khadi, and Indian community reception. President of India was departed for Guinea on 1 August.