At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022, Togo and Gabon were announced as the latest countries to join the association, bringing the number of member states to 56. The announcement of two further countries without any earlier constitutional relationship to the United Kingdom highlights once more the dynamism and the inclusive future of the Commonwealth. Countries seek to join the Commonwealth for its potential to share expertise, leadership and to build new relationships. These factors are felt to the utmost degree in the broad security field. In honour of Togo's accession to the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Security Group is delighted to be preparing a special feature, the Togo Security Report, for its upcoming Commonwealth Security Review 22/23. Ahead of this, Executive Director, Freddie Woolland visited the country to explore key security priorities with leading figures from across the Togolese government and economy.
Hon Minister Marguerite Essozimna Gnakdé, Minister of Defence, Togo
Hon Minister Sani Yaya, Finance Minister, Togo
Hon Minister Gal Yark Damehame, Minister for Security, Togo