On 25 August 2016, the Third Annual Reunion of the High Council for the Sea (HCM) took place in Lome. The HCM is an organisation which aims at developing a response to coordinate the services in the Togolese maritime domain and answer to the need of the society (and of the market) in terms of security, environmental and economical issues.
This reunion was an occasion to make the point of the maritime security situation in Togo before the Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa to be held in October 2016 in Lome.
According to the Prime Minister and the Councillor for the Sea, Togo owns a dissuasive security arsenal operating in its territorial waters. Nevertheless, it is sensible to say that more still needs to be done to secure Togolese waters and preserve the security of the Lome Port, a fundamental economic asset not only for Togo itself but also for the neighbouring landlocked countries.
For more information on the Third HCM, please follow this link.