LCBC commits to support post-Deby transition in Chad

Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, LCBC have taken the commitment to support the process…

Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, LCBC have taken the commitment to support the process of transition in Chad led by a Military Council under former President’s son, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno.

 

The commitment was one of the conclusions of the Extraordinary Summit of the LCBC that took place Tuesday May 25 in Abuja, Nigeria presided at by President Mohammadu Buari, current Chair of the Commission.

The summit was attended by member countries including, Cameroon, represented by the Minister of State, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, Chad’s Mahamat Idriss Deby, Niger, Central African Republic and Libya.

At the end of the gathering which had as main topic of discussion the need to strategize on hos to tackle security challenges in the Lake Chad Basin, the commission made calls for the international community to support the process of military transition in Chad.

Following the death of its leader, Idriss Deby Itno last month, Chad set up a Transitional Military Council headed by Idriss Deby’s son, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno to lead the transition from a military to a democratic Government within 18 months.

Aside that, delegates at the Abuja summit concluded to provide support to Chad, main country involved in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group which poses a lot of threats to peace and security in the Lake Chad basin for her to continue the fight.

The call for the putting in place of a program for the demobilization and reintegration of combatants expelled from Libya was equally one of the resolutions of the summit.

It was the first since the passing away of Chadian President, Idriss Deby Itno.

 

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