According to a statement released Monday, August 21 on the site of Algerian Radio, Algeria “gave a negative response to the French request to fly over national territory to attack Niger”.
Is France’s military intervention in Niger to free President Mohamed Bazoum imminent? A statement released late in the evening of Monday August 21 on the Algerian Radio website indicated that Algeria “gave a negative response to the French request to fly over national territory to attack Niger”. Still according to the same source, the competent Moroccan authorities decided, after validation of the flight plans, to respond favorably to the French request for an authorization to fly over its territory by its military aircraft.
Tuesday, August 1, Algeria warned against foreign intervention in Niger. The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release “the deep attachment” from Algeria “the return to constitutional order in Niger and respect for the requirements of the rule of law”. By renewing its support for Mohamed Bazoum as “legitimate president”, the Algerian government specifies that “The return to constitutional order must imperatively be accomplished by peaceful means which will prevent brotherly Niger and the entire region from further insecurity and instability and our peoples from further adversity and hardship. ordeals. »
In a televised address on Saturday August 19, General Abdourahamane Tiani warned the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against any military intervention. “If an attack were to be undertaken against us, it will not be the walk in the park that some believe”he said, assuring that the regional organization wanted to put “to set up an army of occupation in collaboration with a foreign army”without citing a country.