Germany To Repatriate 1,500 Gambia Nationals
Gambian president Adama Barrow. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Germany is set to deport over 1, 500 Gambians without documentation.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the confirmation in a news conference in Banjul on Friday.

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He was on an official trip to the country after the political impasse earlier in the year.

“There are over 35,000 Gambian migrants in Germany, out of whom 1,500 are undocumented and awaiting deportation,’’ Steinmeier said.

“Europeans do not have answers to Africa’s problems, the problems need African solutions.”

Steinmeier arrived in Banjul on Wednesday on a one-day visit.

He added that the two countries will bring technical experts to work on the problem, in addition to providing skill training to Gambians.

He is the first European head of state to visit the West African country since President Adama Barrow won the presidential election.