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 Embassies of the United States of America, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Nations Coordination Office, and the Delegation of the European Union to Togo deplore the violence that took place in the city of Mango. They call all parties to exercise restraint and preserve peace. In the spirit of the 2006 Global Political Agreement, they encourage all Togolese to engage in peaceful dialogue with a view to the adoption of constitutional reforms that will strengthen democracy in Togo and prepare for free and fair local and legislative elections in 2018.