President Macron says France will end its military presence in Niger, pull its ambassador after coup
September 25, 2023
PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday that France will end its military presence in Niger and pull its ambassador out of the country as a result of the coup that removed the democratically elected president.
Niger's junta said in response that the announcement signals a ''new step towards the sovereignty" of the country.
"Imperialist and neo-colonialist forces are no longer welcome on our national territory. The new era of cooperation, based on mutual respect and sovereignty is already underway,'' it said in a statement.