The Fifth Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament has closed with the continent’s legislators taking a decision to stand by Chad following the recent decision by US President Donald Trump to bar Chadians from entering the US.
The Pan African Parliament noted that Chad had been committed to combatting terrorism by deploying its defence and security forces to fight side by side with the regions military forces and there had been active cooperation between Chad and the United States. It was therefore with shock, the resolution noted, that the US was implementing the Executive Order on grounds that ‘Chad does not adequately share public security and terrorism related information.’
In his communication to the legislators at the close of the two-week long session, which started on 9 October 2017, PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang vowed to mobilise the support of the African continent to lift the sanctions on Chad.
“Chad has sacrificed a lot in the fight against terrorism and the PAP will defend the cause of the Chadian people just like it did for the brotherly people of Sudan,” Nkodo said.