Togo celebrates Expo 2020 National Day


The Republic of Togo’s national day was celebrated on Tuesday 21st December 2021 at the Al Wasl Plaza, with Prime Minister, Her Excellency, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe in attendance.

Prime Minister Tomegah-Dogbe was received and welcomed to Expo 2020 by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, who in his opening remarks welcomed the Togolese Prime Minister’s delegation to the UAE.

He mentioned that Togo has been an active participant in World Expo since 1967 and the country’s pavilion showcases Togo’s best practices in terms of sustainability, economic and social resilience through digital technologies.

He also said that Togo is highly committed towards being the hub of services in West African sub-region, putting digital technologies at the service and well being of its people.

Togo’s message is one of reaching out to the world to building understanding and collaboration.

Her Excellency, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe thanked the government of the UAE for the warm welcome and perfect organisation of the Expo 2020. Going on to emphasise that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need to make solidarity more alive.

Prime Minister Tomegah-Dogbe mentioned that the Togo pavilion highly promotes peace and joy, which emanates from their culture and the spirit of initiative in particular that of young people and women. Promising that Togo offers a unique capacity for implementation and is home to one of the largest ports in Africa.

“In Togo, my dear friends of the business world, you will find a committed leadership, mobilised teams and a hardworking population” she concluded.

Award winning Togolese group, popularly known as Toofan, entertained the audience with a great musical and dance performance. As the days formalities drew to a close.

Togo’s pavilion is found in the Mobility District, giving visitors an opportunity to explore notable achievements and inventions in technology from Togo, whilst experiencing the innovation and ingenuity of Togo's greatest resource, the Togolese people. Finally, the pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about Togo's start-up culture.