Faure Gnassingbé meets the French President

26/09/2012
Faure Gnassingbé meets the French President

The President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, met his French counterpart Francois Hollande in NY on Tuesday afternoon.

The two leaders discussed the Sahel crsis extensively and particularly focused on the Malian situation.

Mr. Gnassingbé discussed the ECOWAS project of sending a multinational military force in Mali but stressed that all African states would be welcomed to join the coalition.

Responding to the argument that a military intervention would violate Mali's sovereignty, Togo's President replied that half of Mali's territory was in the hand of terrorist organizations.

Francois Hollande declared he would support a resolution at the UNSC that would enable Mali to recover its territorial integrity and assured that France would support an African-led initiatives.

The two men also discussed terrorism and maritime piracy.

Regarding bilateral relations, Mr. Gnassingbé informed the French president of the preparations for the upcoming parliamentary and local elections in Togo. He expressed his wish that these elections would take place smoothly and transparently. 

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Tourisme

L’hôtel Radisson Blu 2 Février de Lomé, inauguré mardi, est ouvert au public. La tour de 35 étages est située au coeur du quartier administratif.

Marcel Alain de Souza chez Faure

Cédéao

Le président Faure Gnassingbé a reçu jeudi Marcel Alain de Souza, le nouveau président de la Commission de la Cédéao.

Boukpeti espère siéger au CIO

Sport

Le Comité national olympique du Togo (CNOT) a décidé d’appuyer la candidature de Benjamin Boukpeti à la Commission des athlètes du CIO.

Coopération de proximité

Coopération

Faure Gnassingbé a lancé mardi à Lomé les travaux du 4e lac qui contribuera à offrir un bassin tampon de stockage des eaux de ruissellement.