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Calling Inclusive National Dialogue in Chad Historic Opportunity to Build Foundation for Stability, Secretary-General Encourages Society’s Full Participation

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General congratulates the Chadian transitional authorities and the people of Chad on the opening of the Inclusive and Sovereign National Dialogue planned to start tomorrow, 20 August.  He acknowledges the efforts made by all other stakeholders to reach this historic moment.

The Secretary-General encourages the participation of all segments of Chadian society, including women and youth, in the Dialogue, and urges the politico-military groups that have not yet signed the Doha Peace Agreement to join the peace process.

The Secretary-General notes that the Dialogue offers a historic opportunity to build new foundations for the stability of Chad, through the consolidation of democracy and good governance.  He reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to continue to support the Chadian people and transitional authorities for the successful completion of the Inclusive and Sovereign National Dialogue and the implementation of its outcome.

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