Maritime sector: Togo and Senegal want to cooperate more

Economic governance
Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:38
Maritime sector: Togo and Senegal want to cooperate more

(Togo First) - Togo and Senegal want to bolster their cooperation. The subject was discussed last Thursday, May 11, during a meeting between Edem Tengue, Togo’s minister of maritime economy, and Achille Gueye, director general of the Senegalese Agency for maritime affairs (ASAM). 

The two officials covered various issues, such as ways to fight piracy and illicit trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea. They also agreed to cooperate more to better protect ships in this area. There was also the issue of the L’Everest, a Togolese ship held in Senegal. The two men explored ways to handle the issue favorably. 

The meeting was also the occasion to highlight the challenges and opportunities of the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (OMAOC), to develop the maritime sector in the region.

Tengue and Gueye met on the sidelines of the WAEMU’s 8th Advisory Committee meeting on maritime transport. The latter was held in Togo, on May 9-11. And some weeks ago, Edem Tengue also met Brazilian officials, to discuss how to boost cooperation with the Southern American country in the maritime sector.

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