His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia has travelled to New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. This will be the first time that President Barrow will be participating in the UNGA Summit since coming into office. This would accord him the opportunity to address the General Assembly and participate in the general debates, while members of his delegation attend other high level sessions. President Barrow will also meet with Gambians during his visit. The President and delegation departed Banjul International Airport on Sunday, 17 September 2017 at 10:00 am. Those invited to see him off were at the airport half an hour before departure for the usual ceremonies.