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C Africa, Chad discuss security threats

2012-05-07 08:50

Libreville - Central African Republic President Francois Bozize and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno discussed security on their shared border at a meeting in Bangui, a joint statement said on Sunday.

The two heads of state agreed to address recurring security threats facing both countries, especially in a changing geopolitical context in North Africa.

The presidents said senior officials from Central Africa (CAR) and Chad would soon meet to discuss ways to face down armed bandits who endanger travel in both countries.

Chadian rebels against Deby's rule often take refuge in CAR and carry out attacks on roads connecting the two countries.

Both leaders also stressed their firm opposition to unconstitutional change in Africa, in the wake of recent coups in Mali and Guinea-Bissau that derailed upcoming elections.