Media Statement

6 May 2016

President Zuma congratulates President Idriss Deby Itno on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Chad

President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, has conveyed his congratulations to President Idriss Deby Itno on his re-election as President of the Republic of Chad, following the presidential election held on 20 April 2016 and the subsequent confirmation of the election results by the Constitutional Council on 3 May 2016.

Furthermore, President Zuma also commended the people of the Republic of Chad for expressing their democratic choice in a peaceful manner.

President Zuma reaffirms his commitment to continue working closely with President Deby Itno in deepening the already good bilateral relations that exist between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Chad with a special focus on the consolidation of economic cooperation as well as on matters of mutual concern related to peace and security on the Continent.

For further information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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