Chad: end of Technical Committee consultations with politico-military groups in Paris

Former Chadian President Goukouni Weddeye, here in Ndjamena on May 2, 2021, heads the special technical committee in charge of discussions with the politico-military to get them to participate in the national dialogue.

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In Chad, consultations with politico-military groups have ended.

The members of the technical committee in charge of the discussions met in Paris and Cairo with representatives of the rebel and political opposition groups.

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The Parisian consultations ended yesterday afternoon in the afternoon.

Eighteen groups participated, eventually agreeing to take part in the national dialogue.

Preliminary discussions between the authorities and the politico-military groups must nevertheless take place first.

And other conditions were set, reports Allamine Bourma Treye, member of the technical committee in charge of discussions and head of the commission who came to Paris, at the microphone of Gaëlle Laleix of the Africa editorial staff.

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The first is that of the general amnesty for convicted politico-soldiers, the return of confiscated property… There is the question of the release of political prisoners, including prisoners of war… There is the question of the truce, so a cease-fire is necessary to allow the serenity of future debates. 

And many other issues, including the sponsorship of this inclusive national dialogue by the international community: namely, the African Union, the United Nations and the European Union.

There are no conditions that are insurmountable. There are things that we have started to work for, for example, the restitution of the goods seized, confiscated, to a commission which has been set up and which is working hard to return the goods… For the question of amnesty, we are moving in that direction ”.

The Chadian authorities officially launched

Monday, October 18, two consultation missions in Paris and Cairo

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Members of the special technical committee, chaired by former President of Chad Goukouni Weddeye, in charge of discussions with politico-military groups, met in these two capitals with representatives of rebel and political opposition groups.

The idea is to get them to participate in the national dialogue scheduled for November, which is meant to be inclusive.

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