President Faure Gnassingbé was the guest for an official luncheon given by his counterpart SR Nathan at Istana Palace, on Monday.
The President began a 48 hrs official visit to Singapore; the first of its kind, whose objective is to develop political and economic relations with this Asian power.
In the afternoon, he has meetings with Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry and with leaders of the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), the government agency controlled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Trade and Industry to meet the demands of foreign countries who want to learn from the Singaporean experience.
A model that Faure Gnassingbé dreams of exporting to Togo.
This country of just under 5 million people has a booming economy.
Singapore owes its prosperity to the Banking and Financial Services (2nd place in Asia after Japan), the port and containers (second port in the world by volume after Shanghai), shipyards, refining, armaments and electronics.
Two particular areas of interest to the Togolese authorities, the expertise in the management of ports and free zones. Singapore does not hide his interest in Africa.
Each year, the "Africa Singapore Business Forum", aims on being a unique meeting place for doing business on the continent.
Minister of Energy and Mines Noupokou Dammipi, and the Minsiter for Post and Telecommunications, Cina Lawson, are accompaning the President of Togo.