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Germany will not yet close its military base in Niger

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May30,2024

Germany until it closes its military base in Niger

Niger allowed Germany to temporarily continue using an air base on its territory.

According to Ukrinform, this was announced by the German Ministry of Defense, writes  Reuters.

“Germany and Niger have concluded a temporary agreement that will allow the continued presence of German forces in Niger,” – the statement of the Ministry of Defense reads. .

It is noted that currently the German military contingent in Niger includes about 90 servicemen stationed at the base in the country's capital, Niamey. However, the number of troops will be significantly reduced in the near future.

Reuters notes that Germany has been using the base in Niger since 2013 to support its forces in neighboring Mali as part of the UN MINUSMA mission. However, the last German serviceman left Mali at the end of last year.

“It is not yet clear what plans Berlin has for the further use of the base in Niamey,” – the article states.

As is known, the EU announced that he would wind down his military mission in Niger by the end of June due to the “difficult political situation in the country”.

As reported by Ukrinform, after coming to power in Niger, the junta demanded the withdrawal of soldiers from other countries that had become close to Russia , following the example of neighboring Mali and Burkina Faso, where similar coups have occurred before.

Russia has announced that it is intensifying military cooperation with Niger. As part of the new agreements, the Russian air defense system, weapons and military instructors for training have already arrived in this country.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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