Professor Tony Chafer, Director of the University of Portsmouth, Centre for European and International Studies Research, welcomed guests to the inaugural maritime security conference organised as part of the West Africa Peace and Security Network. The Ambassador of the Republic of Togo was one of the guest speakers at the conference held on March 9, 2016 to debate piracy and maritime security issues in the Gulf of Guinea with scholars and professionals. His Excellency Ambassador Yackoley Kokou Johnson presented the key objectives of the forthcoming African Union Lomé Summit on maritime security, safety and development in Africa.
Delegates discussed sea-security challenges such as piracy and other criminal activities that remain obstacles to the future prosperity of millions of people in the West Africa region.
Read more in the UoP News article here.
En français dans le magazine “République Togolaise, rubrique diplomatie“.