Togolese Head of State Faure Gnassingbé attended this Saturday in Ankara, the inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, learned the Savoir News Agency from an official source in Lomé.
Mr. Erdogan, 69, was re-elected for a third term on May 28 with 52% of the vote. He was sworn in before Parliament for a new five-year term, in the presence of several heads of state, including the Togolese president.
“As President, I swear to protect the existence and independence of the state, the integrity of the homeland, the unconditional sovereignty of the nation, the rule of law (and) the principle of a republic secular” as conceived by Atatürk, the “father of the Turks”, declared Mr. Erdogan in power for 20 years.
Note that the Togolese president congratulated his Turkish counterpart on May 29 for his “brilliant re-election”.
Togo and Turkey maintain friendly and cooperative relations, supported by frequent bilateral consultations and cooperation agreements in several areas of mutual interest.
Already in July 2020, the two countries signed three cooperation agreements in Lomé: Togo concluded a memorandum of understanding with Turkey on the establishment of a political consultation mechanism between the foreign ministries of the two countries , a reciprocal visa exemption agreement for official passport holders and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the Togolese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Academy of the Republic of Turkey.
October 19, 2021, the Turkish President paid an official visit to Togo at the invitation of his Togolese counterpart, on October 19, 2021.
In addition, there are also plans to open a Lomé-Ankara airline with Turkish Airlines.
As a reminder, Turkey opened an embassy in Lomé, with the first ambassador taking office in April 2021. FIN
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