His Excellency Bassirou Diomaye Faye invested as the fifth president of the Republic of Senegal

It’s done and official: President Bassirou Diomaye Faye received the key to the presidential palace from outgoing President Macky Sall a few hours after taking the oath before the Constitutional Council during a ceremony held at the Diamniadio Exhibition Center.

President Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye has been installed in his new role on Tuesday, April 2. Many heads of state participated in this inauguration ceremony, including those from Burkina Faso, Morocco, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, etc.

“Before God and before the Senegalese Nation, I swear to faithfully fulfill the duties of President of the Republic of Senegal and to scrupulously observe the provisions of the Constitution and laws,” Bassirou Diomaye Faye, with his right hand raised, declared before hundreds of Senegalese officials and several African heads of state and leaders.

Following his swearing-in, in an atmosphere of emotion and solemnity, President Bassirou Diomaye Faye delivered his inaugural speech before an attentive and enthusiastic crowd. He promised systemic change at the helm of his country and greater sovereignty. “I commit to promoting the culture of work, ethics in management, discipline, and love for the homeland to firmly and durably place Senegal on the path to economic and social progress. On the African level, the magnitude of security challenges and the many challenges we must overcome require more solidarity. I clearly hear the voices of unencumbered elites who loudly affirm our common aspiration for more sovereignty, development, and well-being,” he stated.

President Faye paid tribute to the institutions for their role in the smooth conduct of the electoral process, praising the calm and serenity that characterized the elections on March 24, 2024. With a voice filled with determination and gratitude, he expressed his deep appreciation for the Senegalese people’s trust in him. Evoking the sacrifices made for democracy and peace, the President paid homage to the martyrs, the wounded, and the former prisoners, highlighting the resilience and determination of the Senegalese people to defend their republican values. Addressing the youth, he called for unity and perseverance to build a just and prosperous Senegal. He reaffirmed Senegal’s commitment to peace, security, and African integration on the continental level.

“Alongside my African counterparts, I reaffirm Senegal’s commitment to strengthening peace, security, stability, and African integration efforts. To our friendly countries and partners, I reiterate Senegal’s commitment and openness to respectful exchanges respecting our sovereignty, in line with the aspirations of our people, in a mutually beneficial partnership. Under my leadership, Senegal will be a country of hope and peace, with an independent judiciary and strengthened democracy,” concluded Bassirou Diomaye Faye.

He promised to work tirelessly to strengthen national cohesion and promote economic and social progress, a promise made with the faith of the oath taken before God and the Nation.

Never before elected, Bassirou Diomaye Faye became, at 44 years old, the fifth President of Senegal since its independence in 1960.

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