Embassy Promotes Social Cohesion in Sokode

The U.S. Embassy has been at the forefront of efforts to promote peace and social cohesion in Sokode following the eruption of violence that occurred in 2017. The latest initiative, entitled “Youth of Sokode on the Move for Social Cohesion,” was officially launched by Ambassador Gilmour during a ceremony at the Library and Cultural Center ...
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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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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 on closing ceremony: AGOA Forum 2017

Ambassador Gilmour Remarks Closing Ceremony, AGOA Forum 2017 Thursday, Aug. 10 at 4 PM in the main pavilion tent Good afternoon, Let me begin by saying thank you to all our distinguished guests – the African Ministers and officials who have traveled from across the continent to be here, my U.S. Government colleagues, and our ...
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Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour’s at the opening of the American Space of the University of Kara

Remarks by Ambassador David Gilmour Opening of the new American Corner Building at the University of Kara October 12, 2017 Monsieur the Prefet of Kozah Monsieur the President of the University of Lome Distinguished faculty Dear students Honored guests Ladies and gentlemen I am delighted to join you for this wonderful occasion. I would like ...
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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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AGOA Forum 2017 Strengthens Economic Ties between U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa

“The United States is committed to Africa.” This was the message delivered by Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative (USTR), during his remarks at the opening of the ministerial plenary of the 16th Forum of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), on Aug. 9 in Lome. The annual forum brings together senior government officials, ...
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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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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) defines its program in Togo

From 06 to 15 June 2017, a high-level mission of the United States Agency of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited Togo. The MCC is an aid program that ties economic assistance to institutional reforms. The objective of this mission was to reach a joint understanding on how to implement reforms in two main sectors: ...
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Togo to host 2017 AGOA Forum

The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lome, Togo from Aug. 8-10.  A delegation of U.S. officials including representatives of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development visited Togo from June ...
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Embassy Exhibit Fosters Political Reconciliation

The launch of a new photo exhibit created by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section has encouraged political healing in Togo. The exhibit, chronicling the state visit to Washington, D.C. and New York of Togo’s first President, Sylvanus Olympio, in 1962, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lome on April 26.  ...
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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 Armed Forces Transportation Commander visits Togo

  On March 16, General Darren McDew of the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) led a delegation of senior US military officials during a visit to Togo to strengthen security cooperation between the two countries. During the visit, General McDew was received by Prime Minister Komi S. Klassou and also met with the Chief of Togolese ...
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Capacity building program at the National Library and Archives

From April 4 to 6, the US Embassy-Togo, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported a training workshop for personnel at the National Library in Lome. The American expert, Assistant Professor and Preservation Librarian Kyle Rimkus animated the workshop with the purpose to equip ten employees from the National Library with necessary ...
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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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