French President Emmanuel Macron, during a foreign policy speech to ambassadors in Paris, doubled down on his government’s line regarding the Niger military Junta.
Macron had on Monday insisted that France would not change position in condemning the coup and offered support to Mohamed Bazoum and ECOWAS.
French Ambassador Sylvain Itte was ordered to leave Niger within 48 hours in a letter Friday from the Nigerien Foreign Ministry that accused him of ignoring an invitation for a meeting with the ministry.
France, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS and the United Nations, UN among others have called for him to be reinstated.
Meanwhile, Coup Leader General, Abdourahmane Tiani said the CNSP will return Niger to democratic rule within 3 years as he announced a national dialogue on August 19.