US withdraws military troops from Niger

According to reports, Niger’s Interior Minister, General Mohamed Toumba has met with the US Ambassador in Niamey, Kathleen Fitz-Gibbon, to discuss the plan to withdraw troops.
  Last Saturday (16 March 2024) Amadou Abdramane, speaker of the Nigerian junta, announced the end of the agreement for military cooperation with the United States, which takes into consideration the interests of its people. It describes that US Military presence as illegal since it violates constitutional norms.
  Observers recall that the preceding day, the Nigerian Government declared its willingness to strengthen its cooperative relations with Russia in terms of security issues and matters of common interests.
  In addition, the military authorities of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso announced recently the imminent establishment of a joint security force to combat extremist violence in their respective countries.  •

Source: Prensa Latina from 28 March 2024

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