Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)
Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)

They include presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.

Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)
Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)
Senegal will be represented by its Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne, France by its Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian while the U.S. will be represented by its interim Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs David Boris Whaton.

China, which is one of the key partners of Chad, will send its Justice Minister Wu Aiying.

Fifteen other countries will be represented at ministerial level, while regional and international organizations such as the African Union will also be represented.

Deby Itno, 64, who has been in power for over 25 years, will on Monday begin a new 5-year term. On April 10, 2016, he won the presidential elections that were strongly contested by the opposition. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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