1. At the invitation of H.E. Prof. Robert DUSSEY, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration, and Togolese Abroad, H.E. Mrs. Sylvie BAIPO TEMON, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie, and Central Africans Abroad of the Central African Republic, carried out a working visit to Lomé on April 29, 2023. This visit is part of the strengthening of friendly relations and cooperation between Togo and the Central African Republic.
  1. During her stay, Minister BAIPO TEMON was received by His Excellency Mr. Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE, President of the Togolese Republic, to whom she conveyed warm and fraternal greetings from her Central African counterpart, His Excellency Prof. Faustin-Archange TOUADERA, President of the Central African Republic.
  1. The Togolese Foreign Minister had a working session with her Central African counterpart during which issues of common bilateral interest were discussed.
  1. The two Ministers welcomed the good relations of friendship and cordial understanding that exist between the two countries and reaffirmed their determination to work closely together to strengthen and diversify them for the mutual benefit of their respective populations.
  1. The two leaders committed to intensifying multifaceted cooperation and contributing to the strengthening of ties between the brotherly peoples of the Central African Republic and Togo in harmony with the ideals of the African Union. In this regard, they emphasized the need to establish a legal framework for cooperation that could enable the signing of cooperation agreements in the economic and commercial domains, including the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments, non-double taxation, and relations between the chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries.
  1. The two Ministers welcomed the signing, on July 29, 2018, of the visa exemption agreement for nationals of both countries holding diplomatic, service, and ordinary passports, and in the framework of the follow-up to the implementation of the said agreement, they recognized the difficulties of application. They renewed their determination to work towards the removal of obstacles for effective implementation of the agreement. The two parties agreed to maintain a permanent consultation on this issue.
  1. Both parties welcomed the project to launch the African Political Alliance (APA) scheduled to take place in Lomé on May 3, 2023, during a ministerial conference aimed at enabling African nations to pool their energies to make the voice of the African continent more audible on the international stage.

Done in Lomé on April 29, 2023.

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