The first extraordinary summit of the African Union on maritime safety and security and development in Africa will be held from 10 October 2016 to 15 October 2016 in Lomé, Togo.
This Lomé conference intends to make the sea space the main lever for economic and social development of Africa.
Thus, during the first roundtable meeting of the day of 12th October entitled “Blue Economy”, the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) will speak on matters such as fisheries and illegal fishing through its Secretary General, Mr. Seraphin Dedi.
Following its course, the Lomé conference also will bring together Heads of State and Government of the 54 countries of the African Union, with experts and leaders of the fisheries and the economic world, to define a roadmap on Maritime Security in Africa. This special session will build on the results of the summits of Yaoundé (June 2013) and the Seychelles (February 2015) to establish an African strategy for the protection of seas and oceans, to ensure sustainable security and stability of the African maritime space.