Home | News    Friday 23 April 2021

Sudan, France agree to cooperate for stability in Chad


Lt-Gen Mohamed Hamdan Daglo meets Jean Miched Dumont on 22 April 2021 (ST photo)April 22, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan and France agreed to cooperate together to bring stability to Chad following the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield in a fight against rebels.

Jean Michel Dumond, French Special Envoy to Sudan met on Thursday with the First Vice Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan Daglo "Hemetti" to discuss the situation in Chad.

The meeting comes as Mahamat Idriss Deby was appointed by the army as the head of the transitional military council.

Also, France’s Foreign Minister Jean Yes Le Drian voiced support to the installation of a military council led by the son of the slain president stressing "There are exceptional circumstances".

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Dumond told reporters that he met with the senior Sudanese official at the request of his government to discuss the situation in Chad.

The French diplomat is visiting Khartoum for talks with government officials over an economic conference Paris prepare to host next month.

He said France and Sudan are concerned by the situation and chair the same objective concerning the stability of Chad.

"We support the transitional council but we hope it will lead swiftly and peacefully to democratic transition," he emphasized.

Dumond pointed out that the Sudanese example of a transitional authority including civilians and military can inspire the Chadians to bring peace and achieve stability.

"We are in agreement to use all the contacts we have in Chad to convince everyone to make the necessary efforts to achieve peaceful and swift transition in Chad" he further said.

The Chadian military council vowed to hold general elections in the country within 18 months.

Armed groups, however, denounced Mahamat Idriss Deby’s appointment as head of state and announced they would continue to fight the new government.

"Chad is not a monarchy. There can be no dynastic devolution of power in our country," the rebels said in a statement on Tuesday, vowing to press their fight for the capital.

"The forces of the Front for Change and Concord are heading toward N’Djaména at this very moment. With confidence, but above all with courage and determination," said the statement.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Darfur ethnic attacks must be fully addressed 2021-05-06 04:16:34 Ahmed Elzobier A series of blunders have contributed to the tragic situation in Sudan’s West Darfur region and continue to expose civilians to violence, notably among them the premature (...)

Give credit they deserve 2021-04-30 21:13:25 Ngor Arol Garang While the visit of the government delegation to Chad had triggered debates and depictions in social media reflective of a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and (...)

South Sudan elections must be held on time 2021-04-18 07:30:37 The Government is bent on postponing the elections: a response to the statement of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs dated 14 April 2021. By Lam Akol The Press Secretary of the President of (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.