Togo - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (14.12.18)

Q - The Togolese press is reporting that an election observation mission made up of French parliamentarians will be sent to Togo to monitor the parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on December 20. Can you confirm that France has planned to send an observation mission?

A - France is concerned about the current situation in Togo. We condemn the violence that plunged the country into mourning at the end of last week.

The French government is not planning to form or appoint an election observation mission to monitor the parliamentary elections in Togo on December 20.

France supports the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to achieve a negotiated solution to the political crisis and stands ready to support any initiative that may contribute to finding a consensus-based solution.