Nigeria and Togo, in a communique issued in Lagos on Sunday, welcomed the positive move towards decolonisation in Africa by the new Portuguese regime, and called on it not to relent in its efforts.
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Background: Nigeria and Togo, in a communique issued in Lagos on Sunday, welcomed the positive move towards decolonisation in Africa by the new Portuguese regime, and called on it not to relent in its efforts.
The communique was signed by the Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon and the Togolese President, General Gnassingbe Eyadema.
It was issued at the end of President Eyadema's week-long state visit to Nigeria.
The two leaders also condemned what they called the racist and colonialist regimes in southern Africa, and urged all governments to implement all relevant resolutions of the United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity.
On the proposed West African Economic Community, they decided to do all in their power to ensure that a conference of Heads of State takes place in Lagos as soon as possible.
The communique said Nigeria will supply substantial quantities of crude oil to Togo's refinery now under construction, while Togo will supply Nigeria with rock phosphate.
It said both Heads of State agreed to establish direct telecommunication links to reinforce existing economic co-operation and enter into a pact formalising existing cultural co-operation.