In the framework of the warm relations uniting the Republic of Togo and the State of Israel, President Gnassingbe paid a work visit to Israel over August 7-11 2016.
Both President Faure Gnassingbe and PM Benjamin Netanyahu lauded the historical friendship between the two nations and agreed to strengthen the relationship and bolster the strategic cooperation between the two nations.
Moreover, the leaders conveyed their faith in the unlimited potential of Togo-Israel cooperation and agreed to collaborate in the fields of security, higher education, agriculture and health among others.
In regards to regional matters, President Gnassingbe and PM Netanyahu decided to hold an "Africa-Israel Summit" in Lome which will be centered around security and development themes.
In terms of the international situation, both leaders expressed their concern over the wave of terror afflicting the globe and called for heightened partnership in order to defeat the scourge of extremism.
Furthermore, PM Netanyahu praised Lome's forthcoming Maritime Security Summit and conveyed his deepest wishes for the adoption of the Lomé Charter on maritime safety.
To conclude the visit, President Gnassingbe conveyed his warmest thanks to President Rivlin, PM Netanyahu and the people of Israel for the warm welcome he received in Israel and invited his counterpart to come and visit Togo in the near future.