On an official visit to Turkey, the Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Dussey, who welcomed the good level of bilateral relations with the country led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, proposed a market of 300 million consumers to this partner country.
The Togolese Head of Diplomacy, Robert Dussey, who is on an official visit to Turkey, welcomed the good level of bilateral relations while expressing his faith in a significant strengthening of trade with the country. He also invited Turkish businessmen and women to come and invest in his country.
Asserting that Togo is a gateway to West Africa, Robert Dussey, who is also in charge of African integration and Togolese abroad, after exchanges with representatives of the Turkish economic sector in Istanbul, met on Wednesday with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Anadolu reported.
« Turkey is a power that is asserting itself in the world, and Turkey is very present in Africa, especially in Togo. We have therefore come to respond to the invitation of my counterpart, the Turkish Foreign Minister, who was already in Lomé on 20 July 2020… The Turkish embassy in Lomé is now open and I thank the Turkish authorities for this decision, » the diplomat said.
« We are very satisfied with our cooperation with Turkey. Although the trade balance between our two countries is in favour of Turkey, which is normal since Turkey is a much more industrialised country than Togo, we have a volume of trade that is very satisfactory. There are many products that we import from Turkey, especially in the field of cereals and manufacturing, but Turkey also buys Togolese products, such as coffee, » added Robert Dussey.
« For us, it is mainly about encouraging Turkish investment in Togo. We have a 2020-2025 development plan for Togo, which the government has presented. In this framework, we have discussed with Turkish investors in Istanbul, to convince them of the need to invest in Togo, because we consider that Togo is a gateway to West Africa, » said Anadolu, adding that Togo opens on a market, that of ECOWAS, of 300 million consumers.