Egypt keen on supporting Chad during transitional phase: President Sisi

MENA , Ahram Online , Wednesday 5 Jan 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that Egypt is keen to offer “full support” to Chad during its current transitional phase and to develop relations between the two countries on various levels.

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a meeting with President of the Chadian Transitional Military Council Mohamed Idriss Deby at Cairo's Ettihadia presidential Palace on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 (Photo Courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)

President El-Sisi received on Wednesday President of the Chadian Transitional Military Council Mohamed Idriss Deby at Cairo's Ittihadiya Presidential Palace.

After the death of Chadian president Idriss Deby, the power was handed over to his son, Mohamed Idriss Deby, to lead an 18-month transitional government.

During the meeting, El-Sisi asserted Egypt's keenness on promoting security, intelligence and military cooperation with Chad to counter terrorism and extremist ideology, Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

The meeting touched promoting bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Chad, mainly through activating a joint committee, with President El-Sisi affirming Egypt’s keenness to continue cooperation with the Chadians in the capacity-building area.

Several regional issues of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting, including developments in Libya, with both sides agreeing on the importance of developing a clear mechanism as part of the political process to ensure removing all armed foreign elements from the country.

Deby hailed the close relations that bind the two countries, affirming Chad’s keenness to activate and promote bilateral cooperation with Egypt, Rady added.

He also expressed his deep appreciation for the support that Egypt’s people and leadership have offered to his country during the current critical stage and in many fields, most notably the capacity-building area to help it achieve its aspirations for development.

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