President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his victory in the elections of the West African Republic of The Gambia.
The elections took place on December 1.
Zuma conveyed his best wishes to Barrow and committed to working closely with him to strengthen bilateral relations between South Africa and The Gambia.
Zuma also commended outgoing President Yahyah Jammeh for graciously conceding defeat.
Furthermore, Zuma also commended the people of The Gambia for conducting peaceful and democratic elections.
Zuma stated that the “peaceful and democratic manner under which these elections were conducted signified yet another positive step towards deepening democracy on the African continent”.