OIF lifts sanctions on Togo

Paris- France (PANA) -- The Standing Council of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has lifted sanctions it imposed on Togo in the wake of political events following the death of President Gnassingbe Eyadema last February, official sources affirmed here.
"Based on the measures taken at the extraordinary meeting of the CPF last 9 February, members of the Standing Council have, in a resolution, decided to lift the suspension imposed on the participation of the representative of Togo at meetings of the Francophonie organs, as well as on the programmes of the various Francophone multilateral cooperation mechanisms," OIF said in a release.
The decision was taken here Friday at the 54th session of the Standing Council (CPF) of the Francophonie chaired by OIF secretary Abdou Diouf, and attended by personal representatives of 53 heads of states and governments that are members of the organisation.
OIF suspended Togo after Faure Gnassingbe grabbed power following the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, in contravention of the Constitution, which provides for a two-month transition led by the Speaker of Parliament to prepare new elections.

09 april 2005 11:08:00




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