N’Djamena, 14 July 2022 (TDI): The President of the Republic of Chad Idriss Deby received the President of Niger Mohamed Bazoum at the Presidential Palace for his two-day visit to the country.

Among other things, the two Presidents agreed to forge closer ties and develop the countries based on common interests.

A 48-hour visit

The President of Chad received the Niger counterpart at the President’s Palace in the country’s capital. A press conference held outside the President’s Palace affirmed that the two countries actively seek to develop close bilateral ties.

The President of Chad had also awarded the Niger counterpart the Order of Dignity of Grand Cross, a presidential medal.

The two also had a high-level dinner before discussing bilateral relations. The President of Chad hosted it in honor of the Niger President.

At the meeting between the two Presidents and their national delegations, the two countries agreed on cooperation. They also agreed to uphold a framework of friendly relations within which common interests can prosper.

Chad-Niger Cooperation

Since 2015, Niger’s armed forces with the Chadian army have been operating in Niger’s territory against Boko Haram. They participated in the recovery of Damasak. Their involvement is intended to be part of a joint multinational force also consisting of Chad, Cameroon, and Benin.

Niger has, therefore, with the help of Chad, played a leading role in mobilizing the African Union and the international community against Boko Haram.