Niger revokes military accord with European Union - ministry

 

Niger's ruling junta has revoked the country's military partnership with the European Union, the foreign ministry said on Monday, withdrawing its permission for an EU programme set up to bolster the security forces, Paralel.Az reports citing Reuters.

The EUCAP Sahel Niger civilian mission was launched in 2012 to help the security forces fight militants and other threats. Around 120 Europeans are permanently deployed there, according to its website.

Niger's junta, which took power in a coup in July, has also demanded the departure of French troops.

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