February 24, 2024

The Authorities of the USA 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 Group of West African States (ECOWAS).

The State Division spokesman, Matthew Miller, has defined to the press that the Joe Biden Administration has known 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 of an ally of the West, to return.

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

The coup already led Blinken himself to announce final week the suspension of assist to Niger, excluding that regarding humanitarian points. The Division has recalled this Monday that stated pause is just not irreversible and has estimated the worth of the funds at stake no less than 100 million {dollars}.