USG Alain Le Roy visited Chad from 24 February to 1 March 2010 for talks with the Chadian authoritie
Following their meeting, an agreement was reached on a "technical rollover" of the mandate until 15 May 2010, which means a two-month extension of the mandate as it already existed. During the two months from 15 March to 15 May, further discussions will be held on the way forward to decide whether the mission will continue or withdraw. Mr. Le Roy returned to New York to seek Security Council approval for this two-month extension.
During his visit, Mr. Le Roy stressed there was full support for MINURCAT in the Security Council and said the Chadian authorities also recognized the positive work carried out by the mission in its Area of Operation.