Niger coup leader visits Mali, Burkina in first foreign trip

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Shortly after coming to power, Tiani promised to return Niger to civilian rule within three years

Shortly after coming to energy, Tiani promised to return Niger to civilian rule inside three years

OUAGADOUGOU – Niger’s army ruler, General Abdourahamane Tiani, met on Thursday together with his counterparts in Mali and Burkina Faso throughout his first worldwide visits since taking energy in July.

Niger’s neighbors Mali and Burkina Faso – dominated by army leaders who seized energy in 2020 and 2022, respectively – have pledged solidarity with Niger’s coup leaders.

Tiani arrived in Burkina Faso on Thursday night for a “friendship and dealing go to” with Captain Ibrahim Traore.

The pair mentioned “points frequent to each international locations, in explicit the combat in opposition to terrorism and socio-economic growth”, in keeping with a press release from the Burkina presidency.

In Bamako earlier in the day, he thanked his Malian counterpart Colonel Assimi Goita for “the assist and dedication of the Malian authorities and other people to work with the authorities and the individuals of Niger, regardless of the obstacles”.

The three Sahelian international locations signed an settlement in September that features provisions for mutual protection in the occasion of an assault on the “sovereignty and territorial integrity” of any of the international locations.

While in Mali, Tiani mentioned the purpose of the alliance was to vary the Sahel area from an “insecure space” to a “prosperity space”.

The leaders additionally plan to strengthen financial ties and Tiani thanked his neighbors for his nation’s stance after regional companions and Western Niger introduced a sequence of sanctions in opposition to it following the coupling.

“It appears that the aim of the embargo was to place stress on the authorities,” Tiani mentioned.

“But this doesn’t consider that it’s the people who find themselves actually struggling… that’s the reason we’re prepared to trade, to barter, however with people who find themselves motivated by goodwill, with individuals from the guts, to individuals who care in regards to the individuals of Africa.”

The regimes are additionally united in the combat in opposition to Judaism in their international locations.

Shortly after coming to energy, Tiani promised to return Niger to civilian rule inside three years.

Meanwhile, Mali has indefinitely postponed a presidential election scheduled for early 2024.

Mali plans to host ministers from the three international locations for a gathering to iron out the operational particulars of the brand new Sahelian alliance, he mentioned in a press release on Thursday.

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