Chad’s head of the military junta and president, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, left N’Djamena on Sunday for a “friendship and working visit” to France, his office announced without further details.
The 37-year-old four-star general has been leading a Transitional Military Council (TMC) of 15 generals since the death of his father, Idriss Déby Itno in April who ruled the West African country for three decades.
Macron was the only Western head of state to go to N’Djamena to pay a heartfelt tribute to the deceased and to meet his son and successor.
The head of the military junta has visited two countries (Niger and Nigeria) since he took power. France, the former colonial power in Chad, is the third country to be visited.