Chad - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/?xtor=RSS-1 Political relations France and Chad have a strong bilateral relationship marked by many high-level meetings: Chad is also an important partner for France in the fight against terrorism. Since August 2014, the headquarters of the French Operation Barkhane has been based in N'Djamena. Visits Mr Le Drian, French Minister of Defence, visited Chad on 26 and 27 February 2017. Mr Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with his Chadian counterpart, Mr Hissein Taha, (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L144xH72/visuel_defaut_une_fd-44916-890bc.jpg?1614684417https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr?xtor=RSS-1 Chad - Q&A from the press briefing (31 May 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-31-may-2021?xtor=RSS-1 Q : Do you have any information about the attack against a Chadian border post by the Central African Republic army? N'Djamena is denouncing it as a war crime. What is your response? A : France strongly condemns the attack against the Chadian forward post of Sourou, close to the Central African Republic border on Sunday, May 30, which resulted in several casualties. It reaffirms its strong commitment to the stability and territorial integrity of Chad and all states in the (…) 2021-06-01 14:56:0558770_259182Mali - Chad - Q&A from the press briefing (26 May 21)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/mali-chad-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-26-may-21?xtor=RSS-1 Q: France is talking about the “unacceptable coup d'état” in Mali. It didn't use the same words when military officers seized power in Chad this year. How do you explain this difference in tone between the two situations? A: The establishment of a transitional structure in Chad came about in exceptional circumstances following President Déby's death in combat during a raid by an armed group from Libya that was aiming to seize power by arms, after presidential elections had just been held on (…) 2021-05-26 17:22:0758770_259062Chad – Conversation between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Albert Pahimi Padacké, Prime Minister of the transitional government (18 May 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-conversation-between-jean-yves-le-drian-and-albert-pahimi-padacke-prime?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke today with Albert Pahimi Padacké, Prime Minister of Chad's transitional government. Jean-Yves Le Drian notably discussed the ongoing transition process and reaffirmed the need to ensure that the transition is of limited duration, takes place in a peaceful manner, in a spirit of dialogue with all political actors and civil society, and allows the swift return of democratically elected institutions. The minister expressed (…) 2021-05-18 16:56:1158770_258870Chad - Formation of a transitional government (02 May 21)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-formation-of-a-transitional-government-02-may-21?xtor=RSS-1 France welcomes the announcement, on May 2, of the formation of a transitional government in Chad led by a civilian Prime Minister, Albert Pahimi Padacké, and including several opposition members. It reaffirms its commitment to the country's stability and territorial integrity. It also reiterates the need for the transition to be limited in length, to unfold peacefully in a spirit of dialogue among all political actors and civil society, and to allow for the swift return of democratically (…) 2021-05-04 11:40:1358770_258433Chad – Communiqué issued by the President of the Republic and the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo about the situation in Chad (27 Apr. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-communique-issued-by-the-president-of-the-republic-and-the-president-of?xtor=RSS-1 France and the Democratic Republic of the Congo strongly condemn the crackdown on demonstrations in Chad and demand an end to all forms of violence. They reiterate their support for an inclusive transition process, open to all Chad's political forces, led by a civilian government of national unity, and which should lead the country to elections within 18 months. They express their backing for the support efforts made by the African Union and reiterate their commitment to Chad's stability (…) 2021-04-28 10:21:4158770_258233Chad – Q&A from the press briefing (20 Apr. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-20-apr-2021?xtor=RSS-1 Q : Chadian rebels are accusing France of having provided logistical assistance to government forces. Do you deny that Paris is providing such support? A : With respect to your question relating to the military, please contact the Ministry of the Armed Forces. 2021-04-21 08:19:1658770_258056Chad - Death of President Déby - Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (20 Apr. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-death-of-president-deby-statement-by-jean-yves-le-drian-minister-for?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, was extremely shocked to learn of the death of Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno, announced on Tuesday 20 April 2021. He extends his heartfelt condolences to his widow, his family and the whole Chadian people. Chad has lost a friend of France and a reliable partner who worked continuously for his country's security and the stability of the Sahel. At this especially difficult time, France stands alongside the Chadian people. It (…) 2021-04-20 18:57:1758770_258050Chad - Q&A from the press briefing (14 Apr. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-14-apr-2021?xtor=RSS-1 Q : The Chadian government stated that the situation was “completely under control” following a rebel incursion in the northern part of the country. Has it asked Paris to intervene with Operation Barkhane aircraft? The joint chiefs referred us to the Quai d'Orsay. A : France is concerned at the incursion by members of an armed group in the northern part of Chad in recent days, with the express purpose of seizing power. France is closely monitoring developments in the situation and strongly (…) 2021-04-15 08:20:0158770_257923Chad – Conversation between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Chadian counterpart (Paris, 24 Aug. 20)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-conversation-between-jean-yves-le-drian-and-his-chadian-counterpart-paris?xtor=RSS-1 Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke today with Amine Abba Sidick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad. They spoke about the situation in Mali as well as joint efforts to combat terrorism in the Sahel. This conversation was also an opportunity to discuss bilateral cooperation in the spirit of friendship that characterizes relations between France and (…) 2020-08-25 15:59:5758770_251608Chad – Abolition of the death penalty (20 May 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/chad/news/article/chad-abolition-of-the-death-penalty-20-may-2020?xtor=RSS-1 France welcomes the enactment of the Chadian law permanently abolishing the death penalty in that country.2020-05-25 11:09:1658770_249890