April 24, 2023
As part of Global Gateway, the EU is announcing today a new contribution of EUR 70 million for two Team Europe Initiatives to boost agri-businesses, energy and connectivity in Togo in line with the country’s 2025-development plan, in partnership with France and Germany and the European Investment Bank. In addition, the EU also is supporting the decentralisation process in Togo as part of the strengthened partnership.
Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, said: “Through today’s signatures, we reinforce the EU–Togo partnership to clearly demonstrate how our positive offer to partners, the Global Gateway, brings more opportunities for families and businesses alike. The Team Europe Initiative on Sustainable Agribusiness will help transform value chains for key exports and boost job creation, while more than one million people will benefit from improved access to electricity thanks to the Team Europe initiative on Energy and Connectivity.”
Meeting in Brussels, Commissioner Urpilainen and Victoire Tomegah Dogbé, Prime Minister of Togo, signed today two agreements strengthening the partnership between the European Union and Togo to (1) develop agro-industries and enhance the management of natural resources amounting to EUR 30 million EU contribution; and (2) a budget support programme of EUR 40 million supporting access to basic social services, agriculture, as well as the decentralisation process. The agreements will contribute to increase agricultural productivity – including through solar irrigation, access to finance and the development of sustainable value chains – while improving basic social services, specifically electricity, and support to reinforce the capacity and resources of Togolese municipalities in support of local services.
A press release with more information is available online.