Deputy chief AFRICOM Commander Laskaris’ Statement after meeting with the Prime Minister

It was an honor to meet with Prime Minister Padacke and other senior leaders of Chad on my first official trip to Chad.  It is a beautiful country and I am grateful for the Prime Minister’s time and warm welcome.

The visit is providing me an important opportunity to hear directly from Chad’s leadership about common defense and security concerns. We are working together to build a better future, not just in Chad but throughout the region.  We salute Chad’s leadership on the continent, Chad’s commitment to security here at home, and Chad’s strong commitment to building professional and capable military forces.

We believe strongly in this partnership and look forward to strengthening our cooperation in order to address security issues that concern both of our nations.

Thank you.