News In Brief

Mitterrand-Qaddafi summit possible as troops leave Chad

With the last French and Libyan troops having left Chad over the weekend, the French say a summit meeting is possible between President Francois Mitterrand and Col. Muammar Qaddafi.

The end of the 15-month standoff represents a diplomatic success for the Mitterrand government just when its standing had dropped to all-time lows in opinion polls. French troops were sent to Chad in August 1983 to stop the invasion of Libyan-backed rebels. After they arrived, the Libyans refused to confront them.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK