President Gnassingbe expected in Brussels to discuss EU-Togo cooperation

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 16:38
President Gnassingbe expected in Brussels to discuss EU-Togo cooperation

(Togo First) - After the aid to African countries summit in Paris, Togo’s President, Faure Gnassingbé, will head to Brussels to meet with eminent figures such as the President of the European Council. The information was disclosed by the Togolese Presidency. 

At the invitation of the President of the European Council, H.E. Charles Michel, the President of the Togolese Republic will then go to Brussels, where the strengthening of the partnership between the European Union and Togo in economic, political and commercial matters will be discussed.” 

The meeting, according to a source close to the presidency, will enable both parties to recapitulate progress made since their cooperation resumed in 2006. This will also be an occasion for the Togolese delegation to present Lomé’s new ambitions under the new government roadmap and seek support from the EU.   

The EU, since 2006, has developed many projects in Togo, across various sectors. Since 2018, it has backed the West African nation’s strategy to improve political governance and foster human rights, through multiple initiatives estimated to have cost around £17.195 million (CFA11.2 billion).

To help Togo fight covid-19, the Old Continent provided it with CFA13 billion.  

It should be noted that Togo was at the heart of the Lomé Conventions to dynamize relations between the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (ACP) and the EU. The country coordinated activities on behalf of the African side during talks for the new Post-Cotonou Agreements.

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