February 26, 2024

The Authorities of america has confirmed this Monday that it has maintained “direct” contacts with the coup junta of Niger, which controls the nation after arresting President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26, although the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, He has insisted that Washington helps the mediation efforts of the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS).

The State Division spokesman, Matthew Miller, has defined to the press that the Joe Biden Administration has referred to as on the board “to step apart”, though in his look he has not provided extra particulars about these conversations. Miller believes there may be nonetheless room for the coup leaders to relinquish energy and for Bazoum, thought-about an ally of the West, to return.

Washington considers it essential to “restore constitutional order” within the African nation, as Blinken has expressed however, in an interview with the French RFI channel. “Diplomacy is the perfect technique to resolve this case,” mentioned the pinnacle of US diplomacy, who has supported ECOWAS and has superior that america will proceed to debate this subject with each its companions in Africa and Europe.

The coup already led Blinken himself to announce final week the suspension of support to Niger, excluding that referring to humanitarian points. The Division has recalled this Monday that mentioned pause just isn’t irreversible and has estimated the worth of the funds at stake at the least 100 million {dollars}.