Ministers of foreign affairs of Togo and France discuss new ACP-EU agreement

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Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:01
Ministers of foreign affairs of Togo and France discuss new ACP-EU agreement

(Togo First) - Togo’s Minister of foreign affairs, Robert Dussey, met with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday in Paris. The two discussed many issues including talks regarding a new Cotonou Agreement post-2020, in line with partnership between countries of African, the Carribean and Pacific and the European Union (ACP-UE).

According to the French diplomacy, the talks are advancing and reaching a decisive stage. Let’s recall that it is the Togolese diplomacy that has been appointed as chief negotiator of the talks for ACP countries.

Besides the new Cotonou agreement, the two officials talked about possibilities for bilateral cooperation in education, professional training, urban development and health. Le Drian especially put emphasis on France’s support for initiatives profiting the youth.

Among these are PROFAMED-Togo, a project in which France injected CFA320 million over two years. This initiative benefits local journalists and other media personalities. 

Séna Akoda

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