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.


Togo planning to host the first Africa-Israel summit

Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening in Jerusalem On Thursday, Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé completed an official four-day visit to Israel, his second since 2012.

He met with President Reuven Rivlin during the day, and later attended an official dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Following these two meetings, the Togolese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a communiqué which noted that the Israeli Prime Minister and the Togolese President “expressed their appreciation for the very friendly and cooperative relationship between Togo and Israel, which has been enormously fruitful since diplomatic relations were established ( ...



1-As part of the cooperative relationship that unites Israel and Togo, and at the invitation of HE Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, HE Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo, paid a goodwill and working visit to Israel from 7 to 11 August 2016.

2- During this visit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Togolese Head of State Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé had an in-depth exchange of views concerning bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest ...


Better planning of cooperation

Better planning of cooperation The Africa–China–United States Consultation for Peace in Africa took place on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 at the Hotel Sarakawa in Lomé, Togo.
This meeting was arranged by Togo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Carter Center and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).
The two topics on the agenda were maritime security and the blue economy in the Gulf of Guinea, and promoting peace in the Sahel.
These talks took place in the run-up to the African Union summit on maritime security due to be held in Lomé on 15 October ...


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