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 Nations, and the Embassies of Germany, France and the United States of America are following with concern the political situation in Togo.

They deplore the acts of violence, provocation and intimidation of the past days, and the loss of life. They express their sincere condolences and their compassion to the families who have suffered.

They reiterate their appeal to all political forces in Togo to engage rapidly in a calm, sincere and constructive dialogue, which is the only way out of the current crisis for the country.