Chad, Algeria share views on resolution of crises in Libya, Mali
President of Chad Idriss Deby Itno underlined Sunday in Algiers that his country and Algeria share views on the resolution of the crises in Libya and in Mali.
"Views of Algeria and Chad on the Libyan and Malian crises are the same," Deby told the press following his meeting with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
On Libya, he said that "all neighboring countries must reach a single agenda to help this country," stressing that many agendas alien to the region "hinder dialogue between the Libyans."
Chadian President stressed the need for the African Union, the UN and other technical partners to support the efforts of Libya’s neighboring countries for a political settlement of the crisis.
"The Libyans must speak to each other and find common ground so to get closer and create a new and democratic Libya," he affirmed.
Concerning Mali, President Deby said that his country "supports" Algeria efforts in resolving the crisis in this country.
"Chad encourages the efforts Algeria is leading to resolve the crisis in Mali. All hopes are based on Algeria," he said.
Moreover, President Deby said he had discussed with the Head of State about the Algerian-Chadian relations and the way to strengthening them.
"Algeria and Chad which diplomatic relations date back to the 1960s, have cooperation covering several realms," he added, affirming that the two countries had signed in March 2014 in N'djamena a number of agreements on trade, transport and culture as part of the Joint Commission.
He said having discussed with President Bouteflika about the project of the Trans-Sahara Highway, the fiber optic link and the pipeline linking Nigeria to Algeria, initiated in the framework of NEPAD.