Chad says has asked U.N. not to renew mission

Chad has asked UN not to renew the mandate of the world body's mission in the central African country in March, a Chadian official said.

Chad says has asked U.N. not to renew mission

Chad has asked the United Nations not to renew the mandate of the world body's mission in the central African country in March, a Chadian official told Reuters on Monday.

"We have officially notified the special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General of our wish to not renew MINURCAT's mandate," said General Oky Dagache, Chadian President Idriss Deby's representative to the MINURCAT, as the U.N. mission in Chad is known.

MINURCAT's year-long mandate began on March 15 last year, when 5,000 U.N.-commanded troops took over from a European Union force.

MINURCAT is responsible for ensuring security for humanitarian actions, particularly in the north-east of Chad, which borders Sudan's Darfur.

Reuters
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