Gambia

​I. Country Profile

Country:The Islamic Republic of The Gambia
Capital:Banjul 
Head of State/ Government:Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh (since October 1996)
Head of Parliament:Abdoulie Bojang (since 12 November 2010)
Vice President:Isatou Njie-Saidy  (sejak 20 March1997)
Minister of Foreign Affairs:Neneh Macdouall-Gaye (sejak 5 January 2015)
Official Language:English
Religion:Islam (90%), Christian (8%), other religions (2%)
Independence Day:18 February 1965
Territory:11.300 Km²
Population:1.930.090 (World Bank, 2014)
Currency:

Dalasi (GMD)

GMD per USD: 39,47 (2014)

GDP (Nominal):USD 422,78 million (World Bank, 2014)
GDP (Per Capita) USD 1.629 (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Exchange Reserve:USD 251,2 million (2013)
Foreign Direct Investment:USD 28,4 thousand (World Bank, 2014)
Total Value of International Trade:USD 491 million (World Bank, 2014) deficit USD 283 million
GDP Growth:3,0 % (World Bank, 2015)
Strategic Industries:Fisheries, Tourism, Wood Processing, Peanuts, Metal and Garments
Country Representative:

Indonesia:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar

Gambia:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia in Kuala Lumpur


II. Bilateral Relations​

  • Politics

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Gambia opened in 1982. The close bilateral relations between the two countries marked by exchange of visits between officials of Indonesia and The Gambia with the last visit Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia, Neneh MacDoual-Gaye, in the Commemoration of the 60th Asia-African Conference in Jakarta, April 2015.
  • Economy and Trade 

In the economic field, the value of trade between Indonesia and Gambia reached USD 42.9 million in 2014, an increase of 11.5% compared to the year 2013 with a surplus on the Indonesian side. The Gambian government has expressed interest in buying 500 units of hand tractors made in Indonesia. 

Indonesian Government has also established the Agricultural Rural Farmer Training Center (ARFTC) in Jenoi, Gambia, in 1998. During the period 2010-2013, ARFTC Jenoi has provided agricultural training to 5,114 farmers Gambia and farmers from neighboring countries Gambia, among others, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea. In addition, Indonesia has also provided assistance in the form of equipment and agricultural machinery to Gambia in 2008 (12 hand tractors) and 2014 (5 hand tractors).
  • Social-Culture

In the social and cultural sectors, during the period 2008-2014, the Government of Indonesia has provided scholarships for 17 citizens of Gambia through the scheme of Darmasiswa and Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship (KNB).​