President Faure Gnassingbé met the African Diplomatic Corps headed by its Dean, Ambassador Stuart Comeberbach (Zimbabwe), on Friday morning in Tokyo.
In the presence of 37 diplomats, Faure talked about Japan's role in Africa, the interest shown by the private sector and the consequences of the earthquake on development policy.
Despite the drama of this country, the Japanese authorities did not question their level of aid to Africa, stated the ambassadors.
Japan hosts 37 African embassies. Togo has recently opened a representation headed by a Chargé d'Affaires, Aklesso Bodjona. Fluent in Japanese, he managed to master-hand the organization of this visit.
After the meeting, the president of Togo has set sail to the Panasonic Center, a professional showroom where is presented the technology developed by the manufacturer and all the innovative products that will be marketed in the years to come. But Panasonic is also very active in research and development with solutions to save energy and protect the environment.
Faure Gnassingbé, followed, with interest, the presentation provided by the company employees.
The President then attended a luncheon hosted in his honor by the Japanese parliamentarians.
In the afternoon he will met the leaders of several Japanese groups before a dinner with Koichiro Matsuura, the former director general of Unesco (1999-2009).