Signature of an OpenSky Agreement between Togo and Mauritania

An OpenSky agreement was signed Friday in Nouakchott between Mauritania and Togo.

Specifically, Mauritania Airlines may provide direct links to Lomé and Asky by reciprocity to serve Mauritania.

Mauritania Airlines is expected to open a representation agency very soon in the Togolese capital.

The agreement was signed by Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Dussey and the Mauritanian Ministers of Transport and Trade. Mauritanian Foreign Minister Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih attended the ceremony.

This agreement is in line with the Yamoussoukro agreement on the liberalization of air transport in Africa.

The future Nouakchott-Lomé links will allow the development of bilateral exchanges to offer Mauritania a springboard for integration into ‘Espace Cédéao’. The country is an associate member of the West African organization.

Mauritania Airlines has a fleet of single aisle Boeing 737-800, 700 and 500. It serves Nouadhibou, Zouerate, Abidjan, Bamako, Casablanca, Conakry, Dakar, Las Palmas and Tunis.

Robert Dussey meets Antonio Guterres

The head of Togolese diplomacy Robert Dussey was received Wednesday in New York by the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

Mr. Dussey congratulated the head of the UN for his recent election and conveyed the congratulations of President Faure Gnassingbé.

The meeting focused on the situation in Africa and cooperation between the United Nations System (UN) and Togo. UN agencies are very active with UNDP, which is leading the Community Development Program and WHO, among others.

Mr. Gutterres paid tribute to the Togolese soldiers whose work has been decisive in several peace missions (Sudan, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire, whose last contingent has just returned to Lomé).

Robert Dussey was accompanied by Franck Kpayedo, the Togolese representative at the United Nations.