Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of African Affairs David Gilmour visited Lomé, Togo from January 22-25. His two-day program focused on the Mission’s public diplomacy programming, with an emphasis on youth engagement, including the Young African Leaders Initiative 5. Mandela Washington Fellows, and English-language promotion. In discussions with DAS Gilmour, Togolese Minister for Youth and Youth Employment detailed GOT programs aimed at reducing youth unemployment. During a briefing from senior Togolese Naval officials, DAS Gilmour discussed maritime security in Togo, ending with a tour of the naval base and defender patrol boats donated by the United States government. In all, the trip was a success, as it showcased the Embassy’s collaboration with Togolese youth, the government, and private sector actors promoting the country’s economic development and prosperity.
Translation: DAS David Gilmour visited Lomé (PDF 596 KB)