UN Office of Counter-Terrorism to help Togo fight terrorism

Monday, 12 September 2022 15:42
UN Office of Counter-Terrorism to help Togo fight terrorism

(Togo First) - The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) will help Togo better fight cross-border terrorism. The two parties inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this framework last Thursday, September 8, 2022.

The UN Office will set up a multi-agency unit in the country to collect data on travelers. The facility will allow Togolese authorities to prevent terrorists from passing through Lomé’s airport.

"Also, UNOCT will deploy and finance training for all staff of the air safety and security in Togo," said Gnama Latta, Managing Director of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).

Through the new agreement, “Go travel (the Platform of Travel Information Units for the Detection and Combating of Terrorist Travel, editor's note) will support Togo in the work it already does, which is to collect data from passengers from airlines and ships for analysis,” said Vladmir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office against Terrorism.

Togo -the first African country to sign such an agreement with UNOCT- has been recording terrorist attacks since November 2021.

Esaïe Edoh 

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