Kagame attends swearing in ceremony for Chadian president

President Paul Kagame, yesterday, attended the swearing in ceremony of his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno.
President  Paul Kagame with Chadian President and First Lady at the swearing in ceremony held in N'Djamena yesterday. / Village Urugwiro.
President Paul Kagame with Chadian President and First Lady at the swearing in ceremony held in N'Djamena yesterday. / Village Urugwiro.

President Paul Kagame, yesterday, attended the swearing in ceremony of his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno.

In the capital N'Djamena, President Kagame was received by the Chadian Prime Minister, Albert Pahimi Padacké, according to a statement from presidency.

Taking place at the Grand Hotel N'Djamena, the ceremony was attended by over 15 Heads of State and Government from, among others, Uganda, Mali, Mauritania, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.

The swearing in ceremony consisted of a 21 gun salute, after which President Idriss Deby Itno took oath of office and was awarded the National Order of merit.

President Deby won the April elections with 62 per cent of the vote.

In his speech, President Deby vowed to use his term in office to ensure the prosperity of Chad and urged Africans to unite and work together to ensure the development of the continent.

On his first visit to Chad, President Kagame used the African Passport launched at the African Union Summit in July in Kigali.

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