Chinese Ambassador announces possible mediation by Beijing in Niger 03:15

Chinese Ambassador announces possible mediation by Beijing in Niger 03:15

Chinese Ambassador to Niger Jiang Feng said Beijing plans to mediate the crisis in this country. Niger Prime Minister Ali Mahaman, appointed by the rebels, met with Lamin Zein.

In a speech broadcast by Niger’s national television, RTN, the ambassador said, “The Chinese government is determined to act in good faith and play a mediating role, with full respect to the countries of the region, to find a political solution to the crisis in Niger.” said. It gives information about RIA News.

The diplomat also added that China always adheres to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

At the end of July, the Niger military announced via national television that President Mohamed Bazum had been dismissed and the National Council for the Defense of the Fatherland (CNSP) was established. The leaders of most Western countries and the regional organization ECOWAS condemned this coup. In early August, at the meeting of the chiefs of staff of the ECOWAS countries in Abuja (Nigeria), the plan for a military intervention in Niger was adopted.

Niger is a former French colony and one of the last Western allies in the Sahel. In addition, the country has significant uranium reserves, which depend on the supply of France. French media noted that Niger supplies 15% to 17% of the uranium used to generate electricity in France. Currently, French military forces of 1.5 thousand and 1000 soldiers are deployed in Niger and Chad, respectively.

Previously in Niger deprived Ambassador of France with diplomatic immunity.

Source: Gazeta


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