Vice President of the Presidential Council (PC), Musa Al-Koni, arrived in N'Djamena on Thursday to participate in the festivities marking the 63rd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Chad.

At the airport to receive Al-Koni, was Chadian Prime Minister-designate/ Foreign Minister Mohamed Salih Nazif, in addition to the charge d'affaires of the Libyan Embassy in Chad, the military attache, and members of the diplomatic corps at the Libyan embassy.

Heads of African states and governments, ministers, and army commanders attended an official ceremony on Friday in the presence of President Mohamed Idriss Deby of Chad.

Upon his arrival, Al-Koni met with President Deby, who is currently heading the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), to discuss the situation in Niger and Sudan.

The PC media office said the two sides affirmed their unified position within the framework of the CEN-SAD member states towards the stability of neighbouring countries, urging Niger not to be dragged into an armed conflict that would also impact the countries of the region, according to the statement.