Niger gives ambassadors of three countries 48 hours to leave country

2023-08-26 11:19:27 | Last Update : 2023-08-26 11:28:35

The military junta, which took over the government in Niger with a coup, announced that they gave 48 hours for the Ambassadors of France, Germany and Nigeria to leave the country. While France announced that they would not accept the request, no statement was made from Germany and Nigeria regarding the military junta's request.

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The ambassadors of France, Germany, and Nigeria will leave the country within 48 hours, the military junta in Niger said in a statement about the three countries' post-coup behavior.

French Ambassador Slyvain Itte, German Ambassador Oliver Schnakenberg, and Nigerian Ambassador Mohamed Usman were summoned to the Ministry but did not respond to the call, the Niger Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry informed the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the countries in question that the ambassadors' ambassadorships were canceled due to their failure to respond to the invitation. Niger announced that all three ambassadors had 48 hours to leave the country.


Regarding the request of the military junta in Niger, the French Foreign Ministry stated that "the junta is not authorized to make such a request". In the continuation of the statement, it was reported that the French Ambassador was approved by the legitimate government in Niger.

Nigeria, which also holds the presidency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), was one of the countries that supported the military intervention plan in Niger to remove the soldiers from the administration.

France and Germany had openly supported ECOWAS' intervention plan, stating that they did not recognize the military administration that took over on July 26.


In Niger, President Mohamed Bazoum was detained by elements of the Presidential Guard Regiment on July 26, and the military announced its seizure of power that evening.

On July 28General Abdourrahmane (Omar) Tchiani, the commander of the Presidential Guard Regiment, assumed leadership of the junta, the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP), and became the head of the transitional government.


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