Togo has a longstanding engagement at the core of the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Cooperation within such multilateral fora remains vital to the broader region’s interests, as its states continue to face a number of interlinked security challenges, from maritime concerns of armed robbery at sea and trafficking to the threat of transnational extremist groups.
Togo has remained committed to trans-regional dialogue: in July 2018, Lomé hosted a joint summit between ECOWAS and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on peace, security, stability and the fight against terrorism with discussions at the summit underscoring the need for enhanced cooperation between the two communities.
At this event, HE President Faure Gnassingbé discusses Togo’s vision for collective security and the importance of ECOWAS in tackling future regional challenges for West Africa.
HE Faure Gnassingbé, President, Republic of Togo
Chair: Professor Carlos Lopes, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House