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NEWS STORY : Government States Concern over Situation in Niger


The British Government has said that it is fully supporting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its tough approach to the situation in Niger. The group of African nations has imposed political and economic sanctions on Niger following the military coup earlier in the week which has displaced the democratically elected Government.

Andrew Mitchell, the Foreign Office Minister, said in a statement:

“The UK wholly supports the immediate political and economic measures announced today by ECOWAS and will suspend long-term development assistance to Niger. We will however continue to provide critical humanitarian assistance to the people of Niger. The UK is a committed partner of Niger’s democratically elected government and calls for President Bazoum to be immediately reinstated to restore constitutional order.”


Government Press Release

Text of ECOWAS Communique