Visa exemption agreement between Togo and Sao Tome and Principe.

On 18 June 2024, the signing ceremony of the agreement between the government of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and the Togolese Republic on reciprocal visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, service and ordinary passports took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Togolese Living Abroad.

This agreement marks the determination of the governments of the two countries, under the authority of their Excellencies Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE and Carlos Vila Nova, to strengthen the ties of cooperation and friendship in the interests of their respective peoples.

Under the agreement signed today, holders of all types of passports will be able to travel to both countries without a visa for stays of up to ninety (90) days.

The sealing of this agreement by their Excellencies Professor Robert DUSSEY, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Togolese Abroad of Togo, and Dr Gareth Haddad do Espiritu Santo Guadalupe, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities of Sao Tome and Principe, will enable the populations of both countries to intensify exchanges in the economic and tourism fields.

On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, the two ministers discussed issues of common interest to the people of Sao Tome and Principe. They discussed the need to strengthen their cooperation in economic and trade matters, as well as in the fight against maritime piracy.

They also discussed issues relating to peace and security in Africa and the rest of the world, and called for a synergy of action between States to curb the scourges of terrorism and violent extremism.

Lastly, they discussed the holding of the 9th Pan-African Congress, to be held from 29 October to 02 November 2024 in Lomé, on the theme “Renewal of Pan-Africanism and Africa’s role in the reform of multilateral institutions: mobilising resources and reinventing ourselves to act”, co-organised by Togo and the African Union, and called for synergy of action in the preparations for its success.

Lomé, 18 June 2024.

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