TIES WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION
After the freezing of economic cooperation until 2007, relations between Lomé and Brussels have warmed significantly in recent years. To mark this new era, Lomé is hosting the first Togo-eu Economic Forum (FETUE) on 13 and 14 June, under the theme “Building sustainable and long-lasting relations”. In addition to strengthening ties with an essential par tner, Togo sees this as an oppor tunity to raise awareness of its 2018 – 2022 National Development Plan (NDP), just a few months after its unveiling, and to highlight its clear determination to engage the private sec tor as a real engine of Togo’s economic growth. This first forum of its kind is therefore a per fec t oppor tunity for European and Togolese companies to immerse themselves in the financing oppor tunities provided by the EU and its Member States and to get involved in Togo. Above all, on 13 and 14 June, the only business destination for European investors is Lomé, where prominent figures such as Mario Pezzini, Direc tor of the OECD Development Centre, are also expected.