France has called for a return to civilian rule in Chad following the death of President Idriss Deby.
President Emmanuel Macron’s office in a statement said it took note of the creation of an interim military body after Deby’s death but called for a peaceful transition to civilian rule.
Part of statement read: “France lost a brave friend.
“France expresses its strong attachment to Chad’s stability and territorial integrity.
“We took note of the creation of an interim military body, urging a quick return to civilian rule and a peaceful transition.”
United States in a statement by a White House Spokesperson also offered its “sincere condolences” to the people of Chad on the death of Deby.
“We condemn recent violence and loss of life in Chad.
“We support a peaceful transition of power in accordance with the Chadian constitution,” the statement read.
One of Deby’s sons, General Mahamat Kata is to head the military council.