High-Ranking U.S. Department of State Delegation Visit Chad

Ambassador Stuart W. Symington talking to the journalists
Ambassador Stuart W. Symington talking to the journalists

Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR), visited Chad on November 13.  He met with President Idriss Deby Itno and other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad.

He discussed Chadian assistance to Central African refugees and Chadian returnees, and asked the Chadian Government’s perspective on developments in Central African Republic.

The U.S. Government is deeply committed to stopping human suffering in CAR and supporting a peaceful and durable resolution to the ongoing crisis.  The United States has committed up to $100 million this year to support the African Union and French forces that are currently working to restore security for the people of CAR.  In addition, the United States is providing nearly $67 million in humanitarian assistance for CAR civilians, as well as $7.5 million for conflict mitigation, peace messaging, and human rights programs in CAR.  We have sponsored high-level inter-religious dialogues to help establish a basis for national reconciliation in CAR.

The United States appreciates this opportunity to further develop its expanding ties with the Republic of Chad and looks forward to continuing to strengthen our bilateral partnership.