Luanda – The Chief of Staff of the President of Chad Transitional Military Council, Abdel Kerim Déby Itno, Thursday considered Angola as an “important partner” of the Sahel country in the region.
Abdel Kerim Déby Itno was speaking to the press in Luanda, after being received in an audience by the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, to whom he provided information about the political, military and security situation in his country.
The situation in Chad worsened at the end of April following the death of the re-elected president, Idriss Déby Itno, who died from wounds sustained during fighting with the armed opposition in the north of the country.
The son of the former Chadian President added that his country will continue to prioritise bilateral cooperation relations, within the framework of the commitments made by Chad.
Abdel Kerim Déby Itno, who is touring a number of Central African countries said that his trip aims to inform and receive advice from Central African heads of state on events in Chad.
“We want to inform and also to hear advice from African leaders,” the Transitional Military Council envoy said.
According to Abdel Kerim Déby Itno, the situation in his country is “critical” and he stressed that the new transitional government appointed by the Military Council is doing everything it can to create the conditions for holding new elections.
The ongoing efforts are aimed at bringing peace and security to Chad, said Abdel Kerim Déby Itno, for whom the transitional government will work to re-establish constitutional legality.
Idriss Déby Itno, then the Chadian Head of State, died a day after being declared the winner of the presidential elections of 11 April last.
Source: Angola Press News Agency