More than two months after preliminary peace talks opened in Doha, with Qatar's help, N'Djamena has finally managed to obtain a date for the end of discussions with the rebel groups, and hopes that this will lead to an agreement.
The US State Department is taking a close interest in the talks taking place in Doha between Chad's armed groups and the ruling junta. Following the visit made to N'Djamena at the end of March by assistant secretary of state for African affairs Molly Phee, it has sent a team to Doha to follow the talks.
The great number of political and military protagonists invited to Qatar could end up derailing the meeting between the rebel groups. By inviting so many to the table, President Mahamat Idriss Déby is seeking to dilute the process to try to keep control over events as long as possible.