Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad - Togo
Chief Negotiator of ACP Group for Post-Cotonou 2020 agreement - Professor of Political Philosophy

Prof. Robert Dussey

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad - Togo
Chief Negotiator of ACP Group for Post-Cotonou 2020 agreement - Professor of Political Philosophy


  1. The historical relations of solidarity and brotherhood between Togo and Mali have been further consolidated in recent years. In the same vein, a ministerial delegation from the Malian government paid a working visit to Lomé, Togolese Republic, on May 3 and 4, 2022.
  2. The delegation was composed of H.E.M. Abdoulaye DIOP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Alfousseyni SANOU, Minister of Economy and Finance and Ms. Dembéle Madina SISSOKO, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure.
  3. On the Togolese side, the delegation was composed of H.E. Prof. Robert DUSSEY, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Togolese Abroad, Mr. Sani YAYA, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Affoh ATCHA-DEDJI, Minister of Road and Air Transport railways and Mr. Kokou Edem TENGUE, Minister of maritime economy, fishing and coastal protection.
  4. During the working visit, which illustrates the excellent quality of the relations of friendship and cooperation existing between Togo and Mali, Minister Abdoulaye DIOP, bearing a message from the President of the Malian transition, H. E. Colonel Assimi GOITA, was received in audience by the President of the Republic, H.E. Mr. Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE.
  5. The two delegations had in-depth exchanges of views on issues of common bilateral and regional interest.
  6. At the bilateral level, the two parties welcomed the quality of the relations that unite their two countries and reaffirmed their common desire to strengthen them further, particularly at the political, economic and security situation in a regional and interregional environment marked by the intensification of security threats and challenges.
  7. The Malian delegation took this opportunity to reiterate the thanks of the Malian government to Togo for its outpouring of active solidarity and its constructive support since the beginning of the Transition.
  8. Minister Abdoulaye DIOP asked Togo to support the Malian government’s dialogue effort with the entire international community and to take facilitation initiatives and/or good offices missions to once again mobilize regional actors and around the Transition, the essential aim of which remains the organization of free, transparent and credible elections and the return to constitutional order.
  1. Minister Robert DUSSEY reaffirmed the constant availability of the Togolese government to support Mali at the political and security levels with a view to restoring constitutional order, peace, stability and the integrity of its territory. For Togo, only a permanent and constructive dialogue with the authorities of the Malian transition will create the conditions for a rapid return to constitutional order and an effective fight against terrorism.
  2. At the economic level, the two parties stressed the ties of dependence and interdependence between their respective economies in a difficult global economic context and noted the need to work towards building a consensus with ECOWAS that should lead to the lifting of economic sanctions that affect populations.
  3. Turning to regional and multilateral issues, the two delegations took note of the final communiqué of the last Extraordinary Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on the situation in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso, held on March 25, 2022 in Accra, Ghana.
  4. The two delegations welcomed the call made by the Conference of Heads of State and Government to the Member States of the regional institution and to the Commission to continue to support the Malian transitional authorities in their efforts to secure the country.
  5. Minister Abdoulaye DIOP finally expressed his gratitude to the Togolese government for the facilities made available to his delegation during their stay in Togo.
    Done in Lomé, May 4, 2022

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