Niger: The junta will authorize the armies of Burkina and Mali to intervene “in the event of aggression”

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crisis The Foreign Ministers of the two neighboring countries were received by General Tiani on Thursday

Niger: The junta will authorize the armies of Burkina and Mali to intervene “in case of aggression”

General Abdourahamane Tiani is the new strong man of NIger after the coup of July 26, 2023. — /AP/SIPA < p>The soldiers who took power in Niger almost a month ago announced that Thursday that they would allow the armed forces of their neighbors Burkina Faso and Mali to intervene on their soil “in case of aggression”.

The Foreign Ministers of Burkina Faso and Mali, Olivia Rouamba and Abdoulaye Diop, were in Thursday visit to; Niamey where they have been received by the new strong man of Niger, General Abdourahamane Tiani.

They “welcomed” the signing of orders “authorizing the defense and security forces; of Burkina Faso and Mali to intervene on Nigerien territory in the event of aggression,” read by Oumarou Ibrahim Sidi, Deputy Secretary General of the Nigerien Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the outcome of the visit.

« Declaration of war »

Burkina and Mali, faced like Niger with recurrent jihadist violence, are also led by soldiers who seized power by force, between 2020 and 2022.

Very soon after the coup d’ Status from July 26 to Niamey they posted their solidarity with the new Nigerien authorities, in particular in the face of the threat brandished by the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to intervene militarily to restore constitutional order.

The two countries had thus warned ECOWAS against any intervention in Niger , which would be assimilated to a “declaration of war” Thursday. General Tiani has on his side insured Saturday that such an armed operation would “not be a walk in the park. to which some believe.