Central African Republic apologizes to Chad after border post attack

Two days after the attack on a border post by the Central African Army, Bangui is playing for peace. A delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sylvie Baïpo Temon, was received this Tuesday in N’djamena by the President of the Transitional Military Council, and the two countries agreed to set up an international commission of inquiry to clarify the circumstances of this attack.
The Central African Republic “strongly” condemned the attack by its army on a border post in Chadian territory which caused the death on Sunday of six Chadian soldiers, five of whom were “abducted and executed”, during a meeting on Tuesday evening in N’djamena between the heads of diplomacy of the two countries. The two parties “stressed the urgency of clarifying the circumstances in which this attack was carried out,” according to a joint statement.
The Central African delegation was received immediately after its arrival by the President of the Transitional Military Council, to whom it delivered a message. The two delegations, composed of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security, then had a working session, reports our correspondent in the Chadian capital Madjiasra Nako.
In addition to the apology offered by the Central African delegation, the two countries “agreed to set up an independent and impartial international commission of inquiry” composed of the United Nations and regional organizations that will go on the ground to establish the facts and submit a report that will establish who is responsible.
According to observers, Bangui, which has been keeping a low profile since Sunday’s attack, has succeeded in bringing down the thermometer, especially since N’Djamena was not even willing to host the Central African delegation. It took the mediation of friendly countries for Chad to give priority to diplomacy.

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