U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Partial view of Guests
Ambassador Gilmour and Minister Gilbert Bawara during American National Anthem
Ambassador Gilmour and Minister Gilbert Bawara during American National Anthem

The Embassy held its official Independence Day celebration on June 28 at Lomé’s Radisson Blu hotel. Over 250 guests from all walks of Togolese society – government, civic organizations, and the business community – and Lomé’s diplomatic community attended. Following the Embassy Marine detachment Color Guard ceremony and national anthems, Ambassador Gilmour and the representative of the Government of Togo, Minister Gilbert Bawara, gave speeches. Read the Ambassador’s remarks here. The theme for the celebration this year was on economic cooperation between Togo and the U.S., with special focus on the the upcoming AGOA Economic Forum which will be held in Lome from Aug. 8-10

Ambassador Gilmour and Minister Bawara sharing the evening toast
Ambassador Gilmour and Minister Bawara sharing the evening toast