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Tunisia monitoring developments in Chad: Foreign Ministry

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia says it is following developments in Chad after the death of President Idriss Déby Itno and affirms its adherence to the standards of democracy and categorical rejection of violence in all its forms.

"Tunisia expresses the hope that the current situation will be overcome in a way that preserves the security and stability of Chad and the entire region," the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. 

The Chadian army announced on Tuesday that President Déby had succumbed to his injuries while visiting forces fighting rebels in the north of the country. 

Tunisia has expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the late president and to the Chadian people, the statement said.

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