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China waives taxes on Gambian exports, offers 150 scholarships

China waives taxes on Gambian exports, offers 150 scholarships


China has decided to waive all taxes on exports from The Gambia as well as offer scholarships to 150 Gambian students.

This was disclosed by the Chinese ambassador to The Gambia, Zhang Jiming at an event for the media over the weekend, local Gambian media The Fatu Network reported.

The ambassador said the decision was reached as a result of “mutual respect and equality and mutual benefit”.

He also said the scholarship offered is an increase from 12 last year to 150 Gambian students to study short courses in China.

Ambassador Zhang Jiming added that a team of medical doctors will arrive in the country to exchange expertise in an effort to strengthen relations between the two country.

Earlier this month, the Gambian government signed a bilateral agreement with Russia to waive visa for diplomatic passport holders.

Bilateral agreements were also signed in the areas of trade, tourism and security.

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has stated clearly that his goal during his term is to rebuild and strengthen strained and existing relations with the international community.

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