Chad: Mahamat Idriss Deby calls on politico-military groups to return to national dialogue

Chadian General Mahamat Idriss Deby, president of the Transitional Military Council, at the presidential palace, April 27, 2021 in N'Djamena.

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In his speech given on the occasion of the Chadian national holiday on Tuesday evening August 10, the president of the transitional military council, Mahamat Idriss Deby, launched “ 

an urgent appeal to the politico-military groups to reconsider their position and to come back to meet us for a collective impetus

 ”.

An important helping hand as the agenda remains unchanged and mediation and facilitation efforts continue.

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Charlotte Cosset

This is undoubtedly " 

a step taken

 ", confirms the minister spokesperson for the government. A helping hand that concerns all politico-military groups, assures Abderaman Koulamallah, including the FACT movement. For the first time, the authorities are saying it directly. If they do not want to dwell on this subject, the participation in the national dialogue of the rebel group at the origin of Idriss Déby's death raised questions.

The Minister insisted on the will to organize “ 

an inclusive dialogue, a sincere dialogue.

 With politico-military groups and political parties.

Why this step forward today?

The anniversary of independence and the peaceful political and military situation, according to the minister, sent a message of hope.

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To read also: Chad gains independence on August 11, 1960 with François Tombalbaye

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On the side of the FACT, the will to find a political solution to the conflict remains unchanged, assures its spokesperson.

We are not war

 -goers," he insists.

But for Kingabe Ogouzeime of Tapol, guarantees are necessary.

Among the conditions put forward: a general amnesty law, or a dialogue organizing committee open to different sensitivities.

Same position on the side of the spokesperson for politico-military groups, Ousman Hissein, signatories of the Lomé declaration of July 27, which insists on the need for an inclusive and consensual organizing committee.

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To read also: Chad: march at the call of the Wakit Tama coalition for a change of course of the Transition

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