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The Situation in the Republic of Niger
(Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko)

July 27, 2023
  1. On July 26 (local time), members of Niger’s Armed Forces announced, among others, the detention of President Bazoum.
  2. Japan is deeply concerned about this situation, and strongly condemns such actions taken by these members of Niger’s Armed Forces, in line with the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Japan calls for ensuring the safety of President Bazoum.
  3. Japan calls for the upholding of constitutional order in Niger.

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