Faure to meet Obama

Next Tuesday, on the sidelines of a meeting of the UN General Assembly, President Obama will meet with several African heads of state for a working breakfast. According to (fr) the Togolese state news website RepublicOfTogo.com, President Faure Gnassingbe has been invited, too. Apparently the criterion for the invitation is troop contributions to UN peacekeeping. Togo contributes more than 800 troops (pdf) to the Blue Helmets – 10 timesĀ  the US contribution from a country of 5 Million people. So it seems like the President of Togo should definitely be invited to this meeting with Obama.

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