The independence of Togo was recognized by Brazil in 1960, and diplomatic relations were established in 1962. The Embassy of Brazil in Lomé and the Embassy of Togo in Brazil were opened in 1978. Due to budgetary reasons, the Embassy of Brazil in Lomé was temporarily closed, but it was reopened in 2005. Political instability in Togo at the beginning of the 90's restrained the deepening of relations. The Embassy of Togo in Brazil was closed in 1999.
Cooperation is one of the axes of the bilateral relation, based on the Basic Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation and the Cultural Agreement, both in force since 1973.
Bilateral Relations Chronology
1960 – The independence of Togo is recognized by Brazil on April 26
1962 – Brazil and Togo establish diplomatic relations. The Brazilian Embassy in Accra (Ghana) cumulatively represents Brazil in Togo.
1972 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mário Gibson Barboza, visits Togo. A Cultural Agreement and a Basic Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation are signed by Brazil and Togo
1977 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Togo, Eden Kodjo, visits Brazil
1978 – The Embassy of Brazil in Lomé and the Embassy of Togo in Brasília are opened
1982 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Togo, Kuma Akakpo Ahianyo, visits Brazil
1985 – Brazil participates in the Donors Conference in Togo, organized in Lomé
1988 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Togo, Yaovi Adodo, visits Brazil
1990 – Togo pays its external debt, a total of US$ 2.4 million, to Brazil
1997 – The Brazilian Embassy in Lomé is closed
1999 – The Embassy of Togo in Brasília is closed
2005 – The Embassy of Brazil in Lomé is reopened
2009 – First meeting of the Brazil-Togo Joint Committee in Lomé
2009 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim, visits Togo accompanied by a business mission
2018 – Signature of Brazil-Togo Visa Exemption Agreement for diplomatic and official passports (November 26)