Bilateral relations Switzerland–Togo

The relations between Togo and Switzerland are good and amicable, but not very developed.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland has defined a strategy for sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2021–24.

Togo has a permanent representation in Geneva that is also accredited as an embassy in Switzerland. Switzerland is represented in Togo by an honorary consul general.

Switzerland and Togo have concluded a series of bilateral agreements on trade, investment protection and technical cooperation (1964), air transport (1980) and the cancellation of foreign debt (2009 and 2011).

Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 2021–24 (PDF, 48 Pages, 3.1 MB, English)

Treaty database

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Togo can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists (SERI)

Swiss citizens in Togo

According to statistics on the Swiss abroad, 90 Swiss citizens were living in Togo at the end of 2020 and 1,288 citizens of Togo were living in Switzerland.

History of bilateral relations

Togo has been independent since 27 April 1960. It was recognised as such by Switzerland right away. In the same year, the two states established diplomatic relations. On the Swiss side, these relations have been managed since 26 September 1960 by the Swiss embassy in Accra (Ghana). In 1972, the Togolese Republic opened a consulate in Switzerland, which it later transformed into a permanent mission to the United Nations. This mission is also accredited as an embassy in Switzerland.

Togo, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Diplomatic documents of Switzerland, Dodis

Last update 26.01.2022

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