Ambassador Stromayer Remarks at U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2019

Ambassador Stromayer Remarks U.S. Independence Day Celebration 2019 Your Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs, representative of the Togolese Government Your Excellencies the Ministers Honourable Members of the National Assembly Ambassadors Eminent representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations Respectful administrative, religious and traditional authorities Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening and thank you …

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Ambassador Stromayer Remarks at Social Enterprise Conference

Ambassador Stromayer Remarks Social Enterprise Conference June 6, 2018 Ecobank Pan-African Center Mister the Prime Minister Mister the Minister of Commerce Madame the Minister of Grassroots Development Madame the Group Executive of Commercial Bank for Ecobank ETI Mister the CEO of Alaffia Heads of industry and business Members of the diplomatic corps Dear panelists Honored …

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U.S. Military Helps Togo Prepare for Natural Disasters

Lome, March 22, 2019 —As part of the Partnership Program between the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) and the Republic of Togo, U.S. military forces and U.S. government disaster relief specialists partnered with the National Civil Protection Agency (ANPC) of the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection to organize a crisis simulation exercise testing the …

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Ambassador Remarks at Martin Luther King Exhibit and Concert

Ambassador Remarks Martin Luther King Exhibit & Concert CMR February 19, 2019, 1800 – 2000 Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good evening and welcome. Tonight is a very special night for me and Judith, as it marks the last time we will host an event at the Ambassador’s residence. I am very happy and touched …

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Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Regional Final of English Clubs Competition

AMBASSADOR GILMOUR REMARKS REGIONAL FINAL OF ENGLISH CLUBS COMPETITION UNIVERSITY OF LOME AUDITORIUM FEBRUARY 13, 2019 @ 2 PM Madame the Vice President of the University Monsieur the Regional Director of Education for Lome Golfe Monsieur the President of TETO Honored teachers and inspectors of English Dear Parents Students  First of all, I would like …

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Opening Remarks at TEDx Conference in ETI Conference Center

Ambassador Opening Remarks TEDx Conference ETI Conference Center February 9, 2019   Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a real pleasure for me to be with you for the opening ceremony of this conference. I was fortunate enough to have participated in the first TEDxTokoin conference in 2017, and I am very pleased to …

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Remarks at Closing Ceremony of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative

Closing Ceremony of Nenyo City Good Governance Initiative Prefecture of Zio February 9, 2019   Monsieur the Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization, and Local Collectives Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Director General of ANASAP Monsieur the Prefect of Zio Monsieur the Mayor Representatives of the diplomatic corps Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good …

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MCC Threshold Program Officially Launched in Togo

U.S., Government of Togo Sign Millennium Challenge Corporation Threshold Program February 14, 2019 Lome, February 14, 2019— The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Togo today signed the new $35 million MCC Togo Threshold Program to support economic growth and reduce poverty. MCC Vice President for Administration and Finance and Acting …

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Ambassador Opening Remarks at TEDx Conference

Ambassador Opening Remarks TEDx Conference ETI Conference Center February 9, 2019 Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a real pleasure for me to be with you for the opening ceremony of this conference. I was fortunate enough to have participated in the first TEDxTokoin conference in 2017, and I am very pleased to have …

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Ambassador Gilmour Remarks at Regional final of English Clubs Competition

AMBASSADOR GILMOUR REMARKS REGIONAL FINAL OF ENGLISH CLUBS COMPETITION UNIVERSITY OF LOME AUDITORIUM FEBRUARY 13, 2019 @ 2 PM   Madame the Vice President of the University Monsieur the Regional Director of Education for Lome Golfe Monsieur the President of TETO Honored teachers and inspectors of English Dear Parents Students  First of all, I would …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Launching of LJI Journalism Competition 

Ambassador’s Remarks Launch of LJI Journalism Competition February 6, 2019 Monsieur the President of the High Authority for Audi-Visual Communication Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Ambassador of France Monsieur the Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Togo Madame the Director of ISICA Esteemed members of the press Honored Guests Ladies and Gentlemen …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at VOA Launch Ceremony

Ambassador’s Remarks VOA Launch Ceremony December 14, 2018   Monsieur the President of the High Authority for Audi-Visual Communication Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Director of Radio Lome Madame the Director of ISICA Esteemed members of the press Honored Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for your presence at this historic ceremony. It …

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Embassy-sponsored journalism competition strengthens democracy in Togo

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Embassy of France, the United Nations Development Program, and Togo’s journalism school, ISICA, launched the second edition of “Les Lauriers du Journalisme d’Impact au Togo,” (LJI) a competition to reward and encourage quality journalism in Togo. Ambassador David Gilmour of the United States, Mactar Fall, resident director of …

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Ambassador David Gilmour’s Remarks at the Launching of English ACCESS Scholarship Program

Remarks Launch of English ACCESS Scholarship Program Dapaong, November 14, 2018   Salutations, Good afternoon, It is a great pleasure for me to be with you today, for the launch of the English Access program here in the city of Dapaong. I am not on my first visit here and each time, I have always …

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U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, traveled to Lomé

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, traveled to Lomé, Togo November 1-2 to preside over a meeting of American Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires from 16 countries in the region. The Chiefs of Mission Conference was held at the U.S. Embassy and included the heads of the U.S. diplomatic missions of Benin, Burkina Faso, …

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Ambassador David Gilmour’s Remarks at the official delivery ceremony of Defender patrol boat to the Togolese Navy

 Address by His Excellency David Gilmour, Ambassador of the United States of America at the official delivery of Defender patrol boat to the Togolese Navy Monsieur le Chef d’Etat Major Général des Forces Armées Togolaises, Monsieur le Représentant du Ministre de la Défense et des Anciens Combattants, Monsieur le Directeur Général du Port Autonome de …

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The Ambassador’s Self-Help Program grants 22.5 million francs to ten community projects

On September 26, Ambassador David Gilmour signed funding agreements for ten Self Help program projects. The Ambassador told the recipients, “The purpose of the Special Fund for Self-Help is to encourage communities to improve their living conditions in the fields of economy, health, and social well-being, through projects they implement themselves. ” This year, the …

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Ambassador David Gilmour’s Remarks at Alumni Reception

Remarks at Alumni Reception September 28, 2018 Monsieur the Prefect of Zio Dear members of the diplomatic corps Dear members of the network of the Global Alumni Association of Togo Honored guests Colleagues Friends It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to my home tonight. It has become something of a tradition to …

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VOA will soon be on the airwaves in Togo

Voice of America (VOA) will soon begin broadcasting over the Togolese airwaves, thanks to an agreement signed September 25  between U.S. Ambassador David Gilmour (representing the Broadcasting Board of Governors) and Willybrond Télou Pitalounani, president of Togo’s High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HAAC). Voice of America is the U.S. government’s international radio and television …

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Nation-wide Roll-out of Anti-Drug Manual Comes to a Close in Lome

Lomé, September 25, 2018- The Embassy of the United States in Togo, in collaboration with the US Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training Program  (DOJ / OPDAT), closed the national extension program of the Procedures Manual on Narcotic Drugs in Togo today. Launched in May, the series of workshops gathered …

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Ambassador’s Remarks at VOA Signing Ceremony

Ambassador’s Remarks VOA Signing Ceremony September 25, 2018       Monsieur the President of the High Authority for Audi-Visual Communication Monsieur the Minister of Communication Monsieur the Director of Radio Lome Esteemed members of the press Honored Guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a tremendous pleasure for me to be with you today. Today’s …

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Ambassador Gilmour’s remarks at Comic book launch event 

Remarks for Ambassador Comic book launch event August 30, 2018 Monsieur the Prefect Madame the coordinator of RELUTET Monsieur the Director of CREUSET Traditional chiefs Members of the community Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen Good afternoon, I am deeply honored to join with you today as we launch a new educational awareness campaign against human …

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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at Robotics Camp Opening Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Robotics Camp Opening Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 Madame the Minister of the Digital Economy Monsieur the Director of ESIBA Dear partners Dear participants Honored guests Ladies and Gentlemen It is a real pleasure to be with you this morning for this groundbreaking event, which I believe is the first of its kind …

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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at the AWEP Boutique Inauguration in Cacavelli Market

Ambassador Remarks Inauguration of AWEP Boutique Cacavelli Market July 6, 2018 at 11 AM Madame la coordinatrice d’ AWEP Togo Mesdames, les membres du Togo AWEP Chapter Honored guests Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning. It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to join you this morning for the inauguration of the new AWEP Foodies …

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Ambassador’s Remarks during Mandela day cleaning activity on July 21, 2018 at Polyclinique de Tsévié

Remarks Ambassador Gilmour Mandela day cleaning activity July 21, 2018 –  0730 – 1100 AM Polyclinique de Tsévié et Monument de l’Union   Monsieur the Prefet, Representative of the Director of ANASAP Colleagues from the U.S. Embassy. Dear exchange program Alumni, especially YALI fellows, Ladies and gentlemen, I should begin by saying Great Work! You …

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Ambassador Gilmour’s Remarks at the 2018 Independence Day Celebration

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Independence Day celebration 2018 Hotel 2 Fevrier   July 3, 2018 (Salutations according to protocol) Good evening and thank you for coming to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America. Our celebration is possible thanks to the generous financial support of several private sector donors. Some are …

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Ambassador Gilmour Remarks on Social Enterprise Conference May 11, 2018 

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Social Enterprise Conference May 11, 2018 Ecobank Conference Center   Ministers CEO of Ecobank Heads of industry and business Honored guests Ladies and gentlemen It has become almost a cliché to say that we are living in a time of unprecedented challenges. Climate change, rising economic inequality and mass migration are just …

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Journalism Prize Rewards Togo’s Top Reporters

On May 4, the jury of the first edition of the “Lauriers du Journalisme d’Impact” awarded prizes to fifteen journalists in the “Print and Online Press”, “Radio” and “Television and Web TV” categories at a gala evening in Lomé. Representatives of the organizing institutions (United States, European Union, France, Germany, and the ISICA journalism school), …

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MCC Approves “Threshold Program” for Togo

U.S. Ambassador to Togo David Gilmour announced that the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Board of Directors has given final approval to selection of Togo for an MCC « Threshold Program » (Programme de Seuil). The MCC Board took its decision during its April 3, 2018 meeting in Washington, DC.  The $35 million Threshold Program for Togo is …

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Self-help Fund Supports Communities Across Togo

During a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy December 12, Ambassador David Gilmour announced new grants totaling $50,000 to support 13 different community projects in different regions of Togo, through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund. The fund, which has supported worthy projects every year since 1964, is a way for the Embassy to promote sustainable development …

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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson : Response to Protests in Togo October 24, 2017

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 24, 2017 Response to Protests in Togo The United States is deeply concerned about rising levels of violence and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly in Togo related to protests over proposed constitutional reforms.  We are particularly troubled by reports of …

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Joint Declaration of October 20, 2017

Joint statement of the Delegation of the European Union, the Coordination of the System of the United Nations and Embassies of the Federal Republic of Germany, of France and the United States of America in Togo Lomé, October 20, 2017 – The Delegation of the European Union, the Coordination of the System of the United …

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Update on MCC Program in Togo

   Update on MCC Program in Togo WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2017 – At its quarterly meeting on September 27, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors approved a $524 million compact with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to spur economic growth and reduce poverty. The program will support the country’s long-term drive to …

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Joint Declaration 9/22/2017

Joint Declaration of the Embassies of the United States of America, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Nations Coordination Office, and the Delegation of the European Union to Togo Lomé, September 2017- While observing that the various Togolese political forces have been able to demonstrate this week and publicly express their convictions, the …

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U.S. Secretary of State Meets Togo’s Foreign Minister in Washington D.C.

During their discussion, the two men discussed the preparations for the annual AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) Forum which will take place in Lome from Aug. 8-10, and the progress of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program in Togo. There was also talk of the first Africa-Israel Summit in Lome in October. An event …

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Remarks Olympio exhibition vernissage

It is a great honor for me to be with you today to open this exhibition of historic images and documents about the visit of President Sylvanus Olympio to the United States. I discovered these images and documents in 2015 before my arrival in Lome, when I was preparing to take my post as ambassador.  …

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US congress delegation visited Lomé

A delegation of U.S. Senators and Congressmen arrived Saturday on a visit to strengthen ties between the American and Togolese peoples.  President Faure Gnassingbe received the group, headed by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, at the Presidency for high-level discussions. The delegation also took part in meetings at the National Assembly where they were welcomed …

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Welcome Reception for Ambassador Gilmour

Ambassador David Gilmour Remarks at Welcome Reception, Lome January 20, 2016  Welcome to the American residence, we are delighted to have you with us this evening.  Let me begin by wishing you a very happy new year, and best wishes for prosperity and health for you and your families in the year ahead. I feel …

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