Al-Burhan, Macron, Discuss Situation in Chad and Preparations for Paris Conference
Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, and French President Emmanuel Macron,discussed the situation in the Republic of Chad following recent developments, in addition to the preparations for the Paris Conference aimed at supporting Sudan. The two presidents also participated in the funeral ceremony of the late President IdrissDéby Itno.
The head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, discussed with French President Emmanuel Macron the situation in Chad and the assistance that Sudan could provide to help stabilize the situation in Chad following the departure of President IdrissDéby.
Coordination a Necessity
Al-Burhan and Macron met on the sidelines of Déby’s funeral in N’Djamena, capital of Chad, on Friday.
The Sudanese and French sides stressed the need for coordination between their countries to consolidate security and stability in the region.
The meeting also touched on the current arrangements and preparations for the Paris conference to support Sudan economically, which is to be held on the seventeenth of next month in the French capital.
The President of the Sovereignty Council confirmed that he had received the invitation to attend the conference.
Al-Burhan participated in the funeral ceremonies in the nation’s square in N’Djamena, in the presence and participation of a large number of heads and leaders of African countries, French President Emmanuel Macron, and representatives of regional and international institutions and organizations.
During the funeral, the speakers listed the virtues and exploits of the deceased African leader, the late President Idriss Deby.
Abdel Karim and Zakaria, Deby’s sons, spoke at the funeral ceremony, listing their father’s achievements and his role in achieving security, peace, and unity in Chad.
Al-Burhan and his accompanying delegation returned to Khartoum Friday evening.
The President of the Sovereignty Council and his delegation were received at Khartoum Airport by Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al-Ghali Ali Yusef, Secretary-General of the Transitional Sovereign Council.
The delegation accompanying the Lt. Gen. included Transitional Sovereignty Council member Al-Taher Abu Bakr Hajar, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi,and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. JibreelIbrahim.
Déby was killed, according to the official statements from theChadian army, as a result of wounds sustained in clashes with the rebels north of the country early last week.