Government delegation arrives in Chad, meets Mahamat Deby

Merio Jimmy, Juba

A government delegation headed by National Security Advisor Tut Gatluak arrived in Chad yesterday to convey President Kiir's condolence message following the death of President Iddris Deby last week.

The late President Deby was killed by rebel forces following a visit to frontline troops in the north of the country. The Chadian Parliament was dissolved upon his death and a Transitional Military Council was formed in its place with his son General Mahamat Deby Itno as chairman.

Tut Gatluak presenting Kiir's remarks to General Deby, N'Djamena

Tut Gatluak met General Deby to personally pass on President Kiir's condolence message and offer support for Chad in coming months.

Speaking to the media following the meeting, Gatluak said President Kiir stands with and supports the people and Government of Chad. He added that Kiir hopes to continue historically strong bilateral relations between the nations to develop mutual peace, stability, and development.

Tut Gatluak's remarks to press following his meeting with Deby's son.

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