The President of the Republic thanked his Chadian counterpart for coming to comfort him after the railway accident that “shocked the entire people of Cameroon.“
In 48-hour stay in Cameroon, Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno, was welcomed to the Nsimalen International Airport by his “brother” and counterpart, Paul Biya, on Friday, October 28, 2016. Late in the afternoon, the two heads of State met head-to-head at the Unity Palace where a dinner was hosted by Paul and Chantal Biya to their. On the occasion, Paul Biya thanked Deby of his presence after the tragic train accident on 21 October Eséka. It was during the occasional toast.
“As soon informed of the rail disaster in my country, you sent us the condolences of the Chadian people. And these, you, in your capacity as Chairman of the African Union, joined the condolences of the African peoples. This tragedy, this disaster, this event, shocked the entire Cameroonian people. So many of our compatriots have died … So many others were wounded …
In addition to your message of condolence, you wanted to come in person today to bring us the comfort of your friendship. Thank you, Mr. President and dear brother. It is in trouble, they say, that one recognizes his true friends … That’s why your gesture touches us infinitely. It does not surprise us from the rest, because we are aware of the depth, density and strength of the bonds that unite us, “said Paul Biya.
Cameroonian President did not miss the opportunity to magnify the relations linking the two countries in Central Africa. “These links are based on woven relations in history, between two neighboring peoples who have much in common. In the latest period, these relationships have shown that when the safety or even the existence of our country was threatened, we were able TOGETHER to face and reverse the common enemy. “