N'Djamena, 11 April, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, is seeking to facilitate the process of transition in the North-Central African nation of Chad, the leadership of the Rome-based entity has said.
A transitional council of military officers led by the interim President of Chad, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, is overseeing the country’s 18-month transition period that was announced in April 2021.
Last Friday, April 8, a delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio met with the interim President Idriss Déby in the country’s capital, N'djamena.
Speaking to journalists after the April 8 meeting, the Head of International Relations for the Community of Sant'Egidio, Mauro Garofalo, said the Lay Catholic Association was “honored to be welcomed by the Head of State”, adding that discussions focused mainly on the “process of inclusive national dialogue.”
“We want to help the Chadian state to achieve a good transition, to complete a good transition. In this sense, we are here to offer our services and our expertise to the head of state to bring the real actors of peace to the table,” Mr. Garofalo said.