ROME, Italy, June 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The crisis in Mali, terrorist infiltration, cross-border crime and, more in general, the political and financial situation in Western Africa were the main topics of discussion in Deputy Minister Lapo Pistelli’s meeting in Rome today with the President of Togo, Faure Essoziman Gnassinbé.
Expressing his deep concern over the proliferation of terrorist cells in the Sahel, Togo’s Head of State, who was accompanied by his Minister for Foreign Affairs Dhin and Minister for Planning and Development Semodji, underscored how today the main problem on the table in Mali concerned support for the electoral process and the democratic inclusion of all components of Malian society in a new and more representative government. He also gave a detailed description of Togo’s activities ahead of next month’s elections.
Deputy Minister Pistelli also explained Italy’s position to Presidente Gnassingbé on UN Security Council reform and its principal basis, going on then to discuss the events currently underway in the Arab spring countries
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