President Weah Wants More Robust International Engagement to Resolve Chadian Conflict - Conveys Condolences on death of President Idriss Deby

Tuesday, 20th April 2021

Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

(Monrovia, Liberia): The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah has received with utter dismay news of the sudden death of his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby. President Deby died while visiting the frontline where Chadian forces were battling rebels in the north of the country, an army statement has said.

 

The Liberian Leader lamented the fond memories he still has of the deceased African leader for the crucial role he played in the consolidation of ties on the continent.

 

President Weah said Liberia stands with the people of Chad during this difficult time in their history. "We are happy to lend a hand of support in solidarity with a sisterly nation", he said. 

 

The President used the occasion to also call on all parties in the Chadian conflict to cease hostilities and go to the negotiation table for the sake of their people. He urged the new leaders to work towards a speedy restoration of democracy.

 

President Weah also urged a more robust engagement into the Chadian conflict by the United Nations, the African Union and other regional bodies. "The people of Chad deserve peace, security and development", the Liberian Chief Executive said.