Togo to host AU summit on maritime security in Oct.

The recent African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa decided that the maritime security and development summit in Africa will be held in Lome on Oct. 15, 2016, Togolese national broadcaster reported on Monday.


The AU further recommended that the October summit adopts an African charter on maritime security and safety.

ghanaian navyIn addition, the AU accepted Togolese government’s proposal to host a technical committee meeting preparing for the Lome summit.

Initially scheduled to take place between Nov. 4-7, 2015 in Lome, the summit was first postponed to early 2016 due to delays in renovation of a hotel that was supposed to host the meeting, a cabinet statement said last September.

The current postponement was attributed to the “packed calendar” of some African leaders who wanted to be in Lome. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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