“I am running for the Presidency of the African Union Commission, I held discussions with the Prime Minister on this candidature. Chad has requested support from Cote d’Ivoire,” Mahamat said at the end of the discussions with Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan.
Mahamat also stressed that the two heads of state of Cote d’Ivoire and Chad had “already talked about the matter.” Besides, Mr. Mahamat hailed “the peace and stability, prevailing in Cote d’Ivoire.”
According to him, there must necessarily be reforms at the level of the African Union. “We must create conditions for growth, find employment for young people, and empower women. There must be substantial reforms. Cote d’Ivoire is a good example,” the envoy of President Idriss Deby concluded.
African heads of state at their meeting during the 27th African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda last July, failed to appoint a successor to Commission President, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The election is scheduled for late January at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.