On March 19-20, a U.S. Congressional delegation including Congressman Rob Wittman of Virginia, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo of Guam, and Congressman Brad Wenstrup of Ohio visited Chad. The delegation met with President Idriss Déby Itno, as well as other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad in N’Djamena, and also visited the U.S.-supported United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peace-keeping training program at Loumia.
The Congressional delegation members serve on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee. Their travel to Africa involved visits to Djibouti, Chad, Cameroon, and Kenya to learn more about civil, military and political counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism initiatives in Africa.
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.