Ousainou Darboe, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad

(JollofNews) – The Government of the Gambia has rescinded the decision of former President Jammeh to withdrawal the small West African nation from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Mr Jammeh notified the United Nations in November that he was pulling his country out of the ICC which he said is being used  “for the persecution of Africans and especially their leaders” while ignoring crimes committed by the West.

The withdrawal was due to take effect this November.

But Mr Jammeh’s successor Adama Barrow said his regime is committed to the principles enshrined in the Rome Statue of the ICC.

In a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, the Gambia’s minister of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Ousainou Darboe, said the Gambia still considers herself as a state party to the statue of the ICC and will continue to honour her obligations.

Mr Darboe said as a new government that has committed itself to the promotion of human rights, democracy, good governance and respect for the rule of law, the Barrow administration  in line with its vision for a new democratic Gambia, is deeply committed to the principles enshrined in the Rome Statue of the ICC