Ur­gent sit­u­a­tion

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The ur­gency of the sit­u­a­tion made the To­golese Gov­ern­ment call for a meeting of AU mem­bers to un­der­take com­pre­hen­sive and col­lab­o­ra­tive ac­tion and sub­se­quently, three years af­ter Cameroon had hosted the first sum­mit on mar­itime se­cu­rity in the Gulf of Guinea, an AU Ex­tra­or­di­nary Sum­mit on “Mar­itime Se­cu­rity and De­vel­op­ment in Africa” was held in the To­golese cap­i­tal Lomé from Oc­to­ber 10-15.

“We are aware of the dan­gers that threaten our coun­tries and our peo­ple, and con­scious of the ur­gent need to mo­bi­lize re­sources at our dis­posal, in par­tic­u­lar, our seas and oceans,” To­golese Pres­i­dent Faure Es­soz­imna Gnass­ingbé said in his wel­come ad­dress at the inau­gu­ra­tion of the ses­sion. “Iso­lated or in­di­vid­ual ac­tions will not [be] able to tackle ef­fi­ciently the neg­a­tive and crip­pling phe­nomenons that af­fect our mar­itime spa­ces. Only gen­eral mo­bi­liza­tions and col­lec­tive and will­ing ac­tions can en­able us to bet­ter pro­tect the as­sets that our seas, oceans and their

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