French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday in N’Djamena, The Capital Of Chad, That France SupportS A Smooth Transition For Chad’S Military TransitionAl Commission.
Chad held a funeral for President Deby on the same day, african leaders and Macron attended.
Speaking at the funeral, Macron said France would not sit back and see Chad’s stability and territorial integrity violated, now or in the future. France supports a smooth, inclusive, consultative and democratic transition for the Chadian Military TransitionAl Commission.
Before the funeral began, Mohamed Idriss Deby Itno, Chairman of the Chadian Military TransitionAl Commission, held more than an hour of talks with Macron, other leaders of the Group of Five Sahel and African Union Commission Chairman Faki, according to the official website of the Chadian Presidential Office.
The leaders of France and the other G-5 countries of the Sahel agreed that Chad’s transition under the leadership of the Military Transitional Council was conducive to regional stability.
The Sahel is a region of sub-Saharan Africa that is 320 km to 480 km wide. In recent years, the region has been plagued by poverty, armed conflict and natural disasters.
In 2014, the Group of Five of the Sahel was established and comprises Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. In the same year, the French launched operation Crescent Sand Dunes in the Sahel, sending thousands of troops to the region to fight terrorism in concert with multinational forces in the region.
On 20 April, the Chadian military announced that President Deby had died on the 20th after being wounded while commanding troops and rebels on the front lines.
Chad’s military announced the dissolution of the National Assembly and the Government, the establishment of a military transitional council, led by Deby’s son Mohamed Idriss Deby Itno.