Lusaka, on 11 March 2017
At the invitation of his Zambian counterpart, the Honorable Harry KALABA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Professor Robert DUSSEY, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration of the Republic of Togo, made an official visit from 9th to 11 March 2017 in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. During the visit, the Minister was received by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E Mr. Edgar Chagwa LUNGU.
At the end of the hearing, Minister Robert DUSSEY, on behalf of the President of the Republic of Togo HE Mr. Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE, sent a message to his host of the presidency on the many crises that threaten peace, security, Stability and development of Africa and the world. The head of the Togolese diplomacy has therefore accepted on behalf of the President of the Republic the invitation of the Zambian President addressed to his Togolese counterpart to go to Lusaka for an official visit.
During their working session, in terms of bilateral cooperation, the head of the Togolese diplomacy and his Zambian counterpart welcomed the quality of relations between Zambia and Togo. They also decided the cancellation of the entry visa between Togo and Zambia. The two Ministers reaffirmed their firm commitment to combating terrorism and extremism in all their forms and agreed to pool their efforts with other countries and partners such as the United Nations ( UN) and the African Union (AU).
About the African Union, the Head of Zambian Diplomacy congratulated Togo for the perfect organization of the African Union Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Africa and confirmed the upcoming signature of the Charter of Lomé by his country.
Following the President of the Republic of Zambia, the Minister of Zambia, Honorable Harry KALABA congratulated Togolese President, HE Mr Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE, for his leadership and numerous diplomatic initiatives in the service of Africa. He also indicated that the Republic of Zambia is officially supporting the Africa-Israel Summit in October 2017 in Lomé.
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