During the period of Gambian President H.E. Yahya Jammeh’s state visit to Turkey (10-12 February 2014), the governmental delegation that was accompanying H.E. the President paid a visit to IRCICA. The delegation, comprising ministers and high officials from the Gambian Government, were received by Dr. Eren, Director General of IRCICA. Dr. Eren informed the guests on the Centre’s activities and guided them to some of the departments. Topics discussed included the preparations for the “Banjul International Festival for Arts, Crafts and Creativity” to be organized in March 2015 in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of The Gambia. President Yahya Jammeh’s visit to IRCICA in 1997 was recalled. The wish to develop continuous collaboration between governmental and cultural institutions of The Gambia and IRCICA was expressed.