Niger: Safety Council strongly condemns ‘efforts to unconstitutionally change’ Authorities

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The members of the Safety Council strongly condemned the efforts to unconstitutionally change the official authorities of the Republic of Niger on 26 July 2023. 

Earlier this week, the demand to launch the President of Niger was voiced by the UN Secretary-Normal António Guterres. Late on Wednesday, a bunch of Nigerien army officers made a tv announcement declaring a coup, after members of the president’s personal guard detained him inside his places of work within the capital metropolis of Niamey. In line with information experiences, the tried coup didn’t have the backing of all the army, however the head of the military introduced that he supported the transfer.

Of their assertion, the Safety Council members expressed concern over the unfavourable impression of unconstitutional adjustments of presidency within the area, improve in terrorist actions and the dire socio-economic scenario. Additionally they underlined their remorse over the developments in Niger, which undermine efforts at consolidating the establishments of governance and peace in that nation.

Assist to worldwide codecs

The Council expressed help for the efforts of the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations and welcomed their statements reaffirming their opposition to any seizure of energy by unconstitutional means, in addition to the calls to the forces concerned to chorus from violence, hand over energy and return to their barracks.  

Reiterating help for efforts to reverse unconstitutional authorities adjustments, the Council backed ECOWAS and the AU in strengthening governance and normative frameworks. In solidarity with the folks of Niger, the Council emphasised the significance of defending civilians and offering humanitarian help throughout this difficult time.


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