LANSING — Over the weekend, an envoy of officials from Senegal were hosted by state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) to tour the city of Detroit and meet with local officials including Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware.  They also met with Chancellor Curtis L. Ivory’s team from Wayne County Community College District to discuss student exchange and study aboard programs. The envoy then joined Rep. Robinson at the Capitol today.

“I was honored to have Vice President Aly Lo of the Senegal Legislature, Mayor Daouda Niang of Rufisque, Mr. Sidy Mbaye, secretary-general of the city of Rufisque and Mr. Abdoulaye Mbengue as my guests on the House floor,” said Rep. Robinson. “Senegal and Detroit have a long-standing history, and I hope we will all continue to enjoy this mutually beneficial relationship.”

Additional members of the delegation, who were unable to travel to Lansing, include Ms. Adiaratou Aissatou Sabara, vice president of the Decentralization Cooperation Commission; Mr. Amadou Sene Niang, municipal counselor and special counselor to the mayor and Mr. Alhousseynou Ba, CEO of One Africa Social Media. Representatives of the delegation were also presented with a commemorative tribute.