- Organized within the framework of the “decade of African roots and the African diaspora“, the forum for the reduction of the costs of transfers of the diaspora funds held this January 12, 2023 in Rabat was co-chaired by S.E. Prof Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Togolese from the outside and H.E.M. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad. A high -level meeting which led to the “Rabat conclusions” to be transmitted, by the High Committee in charge of the Decade of the Decade, to the African Union, as a real roadmap to obtain the effective reduction of Costs of transfers of diaspora funds.
- President of the High Committee of the Decade, Minister Dussey announced, on behalf of H.E.M. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of the Togolese Republic, the Togo initiative to organize in 2024 the 9th Pan -African Congress in Lomé, with the theme: “ Renewal of Pan -Africanism and place of Africa in global governance: mobilizing resources and reinventing themselves to act ”.
- Thus Lomé, “capital of peace, mediation, dialogue, and tolerance“, will welcome this pan-African congress which will be a privileged opportunity for Africans living on the continent and out of it (the diaspora and the Afrodescendants ) to question in particular the question of their human, political, cultural, social and societal becoming, in an increasingly unstable world, out of collective responsibility and concerted governance involving Africa. African countries will have to reflect on how to invent a form of human association, a political organization and new visions in order to define what they want and can for themselves and by themselves (‘Africanophonie‘), alongside ‘Other major actors in the world economy and the international political scene. The issue of fund transfers will also be addressed within the framework of this congress, with regard to one of the contributions of the African diaspora estimated at nearly $ 100 billion in 2022.
Rabat, January 13, 2023