"Integration as a factor of African Renaissance" is the central theme of a conference that opened on Tuesday in Lomé, in the presence of the President, Faure Gnassingbé.
Many eminent Africans responded to the invitation of Edem Kodjo, former Prime Minister of Togo, who heads the Foundation "Pax Africana". Among these, the former presidents of South Africa, Burundi, Nigeria and Ghana as well as the former Prime Ministers of Ivory Coast and Senegal.
The two-day meeting will address issues related to integration: free movement, currencies, role of the private sector and the Diaspora.
Pax Africana, headquartered in Togo, works for peace and development in Africa. The Foundation was recently illustrated by its stance in favor of a cease-fire in Libya.
Last December, a similar symposium was held in Lomé on the theme of Africa, facing the challenge of peace and development.