MIDRAND, October 11 – A motion has been put forward at the Pan African Parliament’s (PAP) Fifth Ordinary Session of its Fourth Parliament for lifting the new United States travel ban on Chadians entering the United States.
Chad expressed surprise at the US travel ban, which is allegedly based on security grounds, as Washington had failed to share the information on which its assessment was made.
The new US measures, which have no end-date, help fulfil a campaign promise President Donald Trump made to tighten US immigration procedures and align with his “America First” foreign policy vision.
The North African country’s confusion is compounded by the fact it has been an instrumental partner in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region.
It is a member of the G5 Sahel security bloc – which also includes, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso – battling Boko Haram insurgents who have carried out repeated attacks in the region, leaving many dead and wounded.
To this effect Chad asked for a resolution to be adopted by PAP President, the Honourable Roger Nkoda Dang, a motion that was seconded by the Sahrawian Republic.