Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Omar Touray of Gambia, The

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Touray was liaison officer for the World Indigenous Organization at the United Nations Office at Geneva from September 1993 to December 1994.
From April 2002 to September 2007, Touray was the Gambian Ambassador to Ethiopia, with additional accreditation as Permanent Representative to the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as High Commissioner to South Africa and Kenya.
Touray was sworn in as Secretary of State on March 26.
Officially commissioning the trawler on behalf of President Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, as part of activities marking the 14th anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution, SoS Touray described the vessel as a significant contribution that would go a long way towards augmenting government's effort to ensure the judicious exploitation of the country's fish and maritime resources.
SoS Touray said that the fisheries sector is recognised for its potential to contribute significantly to the growth of the economy, noting that the sector will continue to occupy centre-stage in government's development agenda.
On the issue of Taiwan, SoS Touray said the Gambia have always addressed the question of Taiwan in the world body from the point of view of justice, fairness and equality, adding that Taiwan is a stable and prosperous democracy that is willing and able to take part in the work that the UN does.
Omar Touray has been named the new and first ever Gambian to serve as an Ambassador in Ethiopia whose new AU.
Recently promoted to the rank of Inspector, the late Omar Touray is said to have died of natural causes.
Dr Touray said that the government has recognised that the sector has been under-performing, accounting for only about 4.