What is the nature of the state to state relation between Gambia and Senegal?

QUESTION OF THE DAY

What is the nature of the state to state relation between Gambia and Senegal?

If the comments made by President Jammeh during his tour are to be utilised as a yardstick one would conclude that the state to state relation between The Gambia and Senegal is sour. President Jammeh alleges hostile actions such as border restrictions and complicity with Gambians and Foreign governments aimed at subverting his government. People are wondering why the President has made this a topic during a tour designed to examine the impact of government policy on the population.

The remarks are indeed an early warning signal that all is not well with Senegal –Gambia state relation despite the existence of the Senegalo Gambian Secretariat.

There is need to defuse narrow nationalist sentiments and promote Pan African sentiments if peaceful coexistence of states and peoples are to be maintained.