Past eventResearch Event

Strategy in Urgency: Chad's Vision for a Secure and Prosperous Region

5 September 2013 - 09:30 to 10:30

Chatham House, London


HE Moussa Faki, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prime Minister (2003-05), Chad
Chair: Richard Ottaway MP, Chair, House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee



Bordered by Libya, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger, Chad’s geostrategic position in central Africa makes it a critical actor but also leaves it vulnerable to fallout from regional events.  Chad played a key role in bolstering the 2013 French intervention in Mali. The peace agreement in 2010 between Chad and Sudan improved regional security, and revenues from the oil industry have improved Chad’s economic development and state capacity.

HE Moussa Faki will discuss how change within Chad has impacted the needs and aims of its foreign policy, and its priorities for regional cooperation and wider international engagement.

The speaker will deliver his remarks in French with consecutive translation into English.