Chadian parties signed in Doha Monday the Doha Peace Agreement and the Participation of Politico-Military Movements in the Chadian National, Inclusive, and Sovereign Dialogue, under the auspices of the State of Qatar.
The signing of the agreement is a culmination of the negotiations the State of Qatar hosted during the past five months with regional and international participation.
The signing ceremony was attended by HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, a number of foreign ministers and officials of a number of countries, and representatives of the African Union and regional and international organizations.
The agreement was signed on behalf of the transitional government in Chad by HE Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad Cherif Mahamat Zene, as well as representatives of the Politico-Military Movements in Chad. This agreement paves the way for the start of the national, inclusive, and sovereign dialogue in Chad in the capital, N’Djamena, which aims to achieve comprehensive national reconciliation.
In the State of Qatar’s speech during the signing ceremony, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed the heads and members of the delegations from the Republic of Chad in the State of Qatar, which is proud to host the important historical negotiations that brought together the transitional government and most of the politico-military movements in the Republic of Chad since last March.
HE also expressed the State of Qatar’s deep appreciation and valuation for the delegations’ efforts to make these negotiations a success and to reach the “Doha Peace Agreement and the Participation of Politico-Military Movements in the Chadian National, Inclusive and Sovereign Dialogue”, which reflects their keenness and awareness of the importance of ending the war phase and achieving the aspirations of the Chadian people for lasting peace.
HE, as well, welcomed Their Excellencies, the representatives of state members of the Follow-up Committee and all those who participated in this important meeting.
HE said “History informs us of the ineffectiveness of resolving the Chadian crisis by military force and that the only way is the constructive dialogue through the negotiating table for achieving a comprehensive political settlement among all spectrums of the people of the Republic of Chad.
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs said that in this sense, the State of Qatar has not hesitated for a moment to accept mediation and to host negotiations between the Chadian parties in the belief that true reconciliation of the Chadian people is the firm guarantee for the sustainability of peace, stability and building the State of law and development in Chad.
“It is no secret that the negotiations faced many challenges which were addressed through your estimated efforts, and in implementation of the directives of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the State of Qatar has spared no effort to overcome obstacles in cooperation with you. In this context, we appreciate the efforts of the member states of the Follow-up Committee that contributed to the success of these negotiations,” HE added.