Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : Situation in Niger – UK statement [August 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 11 August 2023.

Statement supporting diplomatic efforts advocated by the Second Extraordinary Summit on the Political Situation in Niger.

The United Kingdom supports the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in calling for the restoration of constitutional order and democracy in Niger. We welcome the determination of ECOWAS to pursue all means to bring about a peaceful resolution. We stand in support of democracy in Niger.

We stand with ECOWAS in condemnation of the illegal detention of President Mohamed Bazoum, his family, and members of the government, as well as the unacceptable conditions under which they are being held, and call for their immediate release.