Diplomatic relations established between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Togolese Republic

Oct 13. MFA

Diplomatic relations established between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Togolese RepublicOn October 9, 2014in New York, Permanent Representativesof the Republic of Kazakhstanto the United Nations H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanovand H.E. Mr. Kodjo Menan of the Togolese Republic to the United Nations signed a joint communique on establishing diplomatic relations between the two states.

During the signing ceremony the sides exchanged views on the state and prospects of cooperation at the bilateral level, as well as discussed a number of issues on the UN agenda important for Kazakhstan and Togo, including finding the solution to the problems of landlocked countries. The two sides underlined the importance of sharing experience in economic development, expansion of mutually beneficial contacts between nations, especially in trade, mining, energy, access to regional markets, and education.

Official invitation to the Government of Togo to participate in the international exhibition EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan was extended during the meeting. The Ambassador of Togo, in turn, noted the important role of the upcoming exhibition in development of energy, and addressing shortages of resources especially for developing countries.

Ambassador Menan also expressed interest in Kazakhstan’s assistance in regards to the development of cooperation between the African state and Central Asia.

The Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan noted the importance for our country to further strengthen political and economic cooperation with countries of Africa, and export of our products and services to the vast continent.

Togo is a presidential republic in West Africa with a population of more than 6 million people. The highest legislative body is a unicameral National Assembly.

The main sector of the economy is re-export of goods from Eurasia to neighboring African countries, including phosphates, cotton, cocoa, coffee, aluminum, graphite, iron, gold, marble, uranium and chromium. In addition, Togo is the world’s largest exporter of phosphates. The State cooperates closely in the field of industry with Germany, the Netherlands, France, India, China and South Africa.

The Republic is also a member state of La Francophonie – an international organization of 56 French-speaking states or parts of states. Togo is also a member state of the ACP – an international organization of 79 countries located in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.