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Togolese Parliament Passes Commonwealth Membership Bill

The Parliament of Togo adopted Friday, the adhesion of the country to the Commonwealth, at the end of a briefing of the government.

Togolese Members of Parliament approved on Friday the process of Togo’s accession to the Commonwealth, 8 years after its launch.

The resolution was adopted unanimously by the National Assembly. The issues, explained to the National Representation by the Minister for Relations with the Institutions of the Republic, Christian Trimua, are multiple.

Therefore, whether on the diplomatic, political, economic, commercial or even socio-cultural levels, this membership offers Togo the possibility of diversifying its relations, benefiting from new funding, reconnecting with a British political heritage (Togo was a Franco-British condominium), facilitate a new cultural mix, or export to a vast market of more than two billion consumers.

“Togo does not leave the Francophonie. It will only strengthen English teaching programs and reactivate other partnerships,” clarified the head of parliament, Yawa Tségan during the session.

The next step is the formal submission of the application. It will be at the next summit of the organization in June in Rwanda, another French-speaking nation that took the plunge in 2009.

The Commonwealth or Commonwealth of Nations is an intergovernmental organization made up of 54 member states which are almost all former territories of the British Empire.

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