JAMAICA AND THE TOGOLESE REPUBLIC ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
NEW YORK - Today, the Government of Jamaica and the Government of the Togolese Republic formalized the establishment of Diplomatic Relations during a Signing Ceremony at the Offices of the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations.
His Excellency Mr. Brian Wallace, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations signed the establishing Joint Communiqué on behalf of Jamaica, and His Excellency Mr. Kokou Kpayedo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Togolese Republic to the United Nations signed on behalf of Togo.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between the two (2) countries is historic, and is in line with the commitment of the Government of Jamaica to deepen its outreach to the African Continent, and to identify specific opportunities for enhancing trade and investment to support Jamaica’s economic development.
Earlier this year, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, announced the appointment of a special trade and investment envoy to the Togolese Republic, as well as three (3) other African Countries, as part of the Government’s established Economic Diplomacy Programme.
It is hoped that these newly established channels will bolster existing efforts to advance mutually beneficial relations between the Government and people of Jamaica and the Togolese Republic.