Togo: How Lomé Celebrates Commonwealth Day For The First Time


Togo joins the Commonwealth Nations in celebrating a special day this Monday, March 13, 2023. The day will be marked by celebrations, speeches, exhibitions and cultural events in the 56 member countries of the Commonwealth.

This year, the celebration falls under the theme: “Forging a common sustainable and peaceful future”.

As a new member of the organization, Togo, through a message from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Togolese Abroad, Prof. Robert Dussey, expressed his joy to join, for his first time, the other members in this celebration this Monday.

It is also the first Commonwealth Day presided over by His Majesty King Charles III as King and Head of the Commonwealth. This day also marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter, which sets out the values ​​and principles that unite the 56 Commonwealth countries, representing one third of humanity.

The day aims to unite 2.5 billion citizens of the Commonwealth in “celebrating their common values ​​and principles, and in pursuit of a common future, centered on sustainability and peace.”

Founded since 1931, the Commonwealth welcomed Togo in June 2022 after the country’s candidacy was endorsed by Heads of Government at the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Kigali, Rwanda.


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