Independence Day Speech by the President of the CMT

Photo Credit: Chad Presidency

“Dear Citizens, Sixty-one years ago, Chad gained international recognition for its sovereignty.”

Mahamat Idriss Deby

Mahamat Idriss Deby, president of the CMT in Chad, made a speech for Chadian Independence Day, which is the 11th of August.

Speaking of the time of the death of Idriss Deby, late president of Chad, he said, “By the grace of Almighty God, Chad did not slip into the abyss as some had feared.”

He also appeals to the politico-military to “reconsider their positions and come back to us”

“If there is one struggle that must mobilize our forces and unite our energies, it is the struggle against poverty and backwardness. Together, we will succeed in building a strong and respected Chadian state that will enjoy its full place in the new configuration of global geopolitics”

“The battle to which I invite you, dear compatriots, is the continuation of the struggle for independence.”

Mahamat Idriss Deby

“I wish each and every one of us a happy 61st anniversary of our country’s independence.”

His speech was in French and the video was posted on Youtube in its edited form.

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