African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa

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African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa

The aim of the Lomé Conference is to make maritime space the key driver of Africa's economic and social development.
The Heads of State and Government of the 54 countries in the African Union will meet in Lomé on 15 October 2016, with experts and leaders from the business world, in order to establish a roadmap on Maritime Security in Africa. This special session will build on the results of the summits held in Yaoundé (June 2013) and the Seychelles (February 2015), in order to put in place an African strategy for the protection of its seas and oceans, to provide peace, security and stability, and to make African maritime space the key driver for sustainable economic development.

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CURRENT OVERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TOGO

Eradiquer les causes du terrorisme President of The Republic of Togo, H.E Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE has attended the 2nd Regional Security Summit at Abuja, Nigeria, on May 14TH 2016. Dedicated to the fight against Islamic Group Boko Haram, Heads of state of the Lake region, Western Africa and Center have decided to find a quick solution to this humanitarian crisis which results from terrorism actions and to ensure more efficient coordination between different units.

CURRENT OVERVIEW OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, COOPERATION AND AFRICAN INTEGRATION

Chassé croisé ministériel entre Paris et Lomé Togo Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Robert DUSSEY, has met his French Homologue Jean-Marc Ayrault at Quay d’Orsay, Paris, on May 13TH. Topics have included the bilateral cooperation between Lomé and Paris and security in West African sub-region. It has been also the opportunity to inform his French counterpart of the preparation for the next African Union Summit about the Maritime security which will be held on October 15TH,2016 in Lomé. France is deeply involved in peacemaking and security operations in Africa, and will participate in this summit in Lomé.

Why a summit on maritime security 

The issue of maritime security involves two main areas:

Regional and international cooperation for maritime security

Maritime Piracy
Illicit Fishing
Illicit traffic of all sorts