Birmingham, 28 July 2022 (TDI): Togo participated in the 10th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting that occurred on 27 July 2022 in the United Kingdom.

It was the first meeting since the organization’s members grew from 54 nations to 56 nations when Togo was warmly welcomed as the new member.

Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meetings

Along with the Commonwealth Summer Olympics and Paralympics, this Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting also occurs after every two years.

The advancement of cooperation and consensus on important sports policy issues throughout the Commonwealth was the primary aim of the 10th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting.

In addition, officials also discussed the importance of advancement in the sports sector for the boosting of development and derivation of innovative ideas.

Highlights from the Meeting

The Togolese Sports and Recreation Minister, Lidi Bessi Kama announced the participation of Togo in its first official meeting with the Commonwealth Nations on 27 July 2022.

This was after one month since Togo’s accession. She took to Twitter to appreciate the Togolese President and the state’s active diplomacy.

She also met with the Secretary General of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland along with Nigel Huddleston, the Minister of Sports and Tourism UK, and various other Ministers.

The official addressed the sports players stating that Togo as a state is playing its role in the sports sector and efforts from their end are also required.

This meeting mainly focused on establishing a more diverse, inclusive, and resilient sports sector that would promote sports in the wider communities.

This conference also acted as an opportunity to focus on human rights and equality issues while discussing the contribution of Sports Practice to SDGs i.e. Sustainable Development Goals.

Another important aspect here was to focus on post-pandemic reconstruction. This also provided the opportunities of building contacts and establish partnership prospects for Togo.