This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Commenting on Gambia’s recent withdrawal from the Commonwealth, a UK FCO spokesperson said –
“The UK notes The Gambia’s decision to leave the Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth family brings together almost a third of the world’s population to promote peace, prosperity and improve the lives of all peoples of the Commonwealth. Its policies are shaped by member countries, who each have an equal say on the decisions that affect them. It is unfortunate that The Gambia’s voice will no longer be heard in this forum.
The UK and The Gambia have a long history and strong cultural and family connections bind our people together. We continue to build a long-term partnership with The Gambia for generations ahead. The UK is a friend of The Gambia and its people and it is in the interest of both countries to sustain a broad based relationship.”