President Macron declares that France will withdraw its ambassador and end its military presence in Niger

As a result of the coup that deposed the democratically elected president, France will end its military presence in Niger and recall its ambassador, according to President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement made on Sunday.

The announcement, according to the junta in Niger, represents a “new step towards the sovereignty” of the nation.

“Forces that are imperialist or neocolonialist are no longer permitted on our national territory. It stated in a statement that “the new era of cooperation, based on mutual respect and sovereignty, is already under way.