Cooperation at regional level

The foreign ministers of Burkina Faso and Mali, respectively Alpha Barry and Abdoulaye Diop, arrived in Lomé on Sunday.

They were joined in the evening by their colleague from Niger, Ibrahim Yacouba.

These three countries are the guests of the ‘Spring of Cooperation’, a conference organized by Togo from Monday and aimed at strengthening the partnership with Germany.

German businessmen and members of the Bundestag will participate in the 3-day meeting.

The foreign ministry behind this forum, which was held last year for the first time, wished to associate the countries of the hinterland whose economies are linked to that of Togo. In particular, the port of Lomé is also the port of Burkina, Mali and Niger.

The creation of a German-French-African Francophone Chamber of Commerce (CCPAF) should be announced at the end of the conference.