In connection with the health protocol relating to covid-19, this Brazzaville summit is the first to be held in present mode since, November 27, 2020, the date Denis Sassou-Nâ € ™ took office. Guesso, in his capacity as current president of ECCAS. On the discussion table of the heads of state and government, meeting in Brazzaville, is the political and security situation in Chad, in the aftermath of the disappearance, on April 20, 2021, of the Chadian tidal wave Idriss Deby Itno.
At the opening of the proceedings, a minute of silence was observed to pay tribute to the Marshal of Chad who, according to the current President of ECCAS, had denounced the explosive situation in Libya by the installation of jihadist groups of all stripes, with the key appeals, repeatedly, asking for the urgent intervention of the member countries of the Security Council of United Nations and the international community for a lasting solution in this country.
The current president of ECCAS expressed his disappointment at the silent attitude shown by the international community in the face of these appeals. He also deplored the dispersion of initiatives on the Libyan dossier, as well as the long-observed lack of coordination, not to mention the stubborn tendencies of marginalization of Africa.
In such a context marked by the presence of terrorist groups in southern Libya, neighboring Chad and the Sahel-Sahelian countries, the resolution of the Libyan crisis, MartÃ¨le Sassou-Nâ ???? Guesso, appears more than ever as an absolute emergency.
Denis Sassou-Nâ ???? Guesso, moreover, welcomed certain international and regional initiatives likely to bring peace and stability in the resolution of the Libyan crisis. He cited in particular the decisions taken by the Inter Libyan Forum and the full and permanent ceasefire agreement signed in Geneva on October 23, 2020, as well as the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on April 29, 2021, which from this point of view, he stressed, is a cause for hope.
For him, appropriate accompanying measures should be implemented diligently by the United Nations Security Council in order to facilitate the departure from Libyan territory of mercenaries and other groups. armed forces whose presence remains a source of permanent instability on the continent.
He also welcomed the appeal launched by the AU Peace and Security Council during its May 18 meeting on the Libya for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all foreign fighters and mercenaries within three months as stipulated in the inter-Libyan permanent ceasefire agreement.
His most ardent wish is that the heads of state and government of ECCAS get more involved in the Chadian issue. Hence his questioning: “Our duty and our responsibility, towards our sub-region, calls out to us, once again today, it invites us to a stronger commitment in the service of a peaceful transition in Chad. “
Note that after the opening of the proceedings, the heads of state and government met behind closed doors. The essence of the closed session was recorded in a statement by the Heads of State and Government who strongly deplored and condemned the attacks on violence. territorial integrity in the Republic of Chad due to an external aggression that led to the death of Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic and of the Elites Chadian security defense.