Mali And Burkina Faso Send Delegation To Niger Republic As Tension Heightens

A delegation from Mali and Burkina Faso is expected to arrive in Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic in a show of solidarity amidst a coup crisis, the Malian army stated. The Malian army made the announcement of the joint delegation via a tweet on Monday.

The tweet reads; “Burkina Faso and Mali are sending a delegation to Niamey to show the solidarity of the two countries with the brotherly people of Niger Republic.”

The transitional governments of Burkina Faso and Mali, which were established after the military, took power by force in 2020 and 2022 respectively in the two countries, also declared their support for the Nigerien soldiers who overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum. And pledged their loyalty vowing to be reinforcement incase ECOWAS head of states decides to attack them with military.

The two countries also warned that any military intervention in Niger Republic would be considered a declaration of war against them and would lead to the withdrawal of Burkina Faso and Mali from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS, a regional political and economic union of 15 countries located in West Africa, has threatened to restore order in Niger Republic by force.

They also vow to take military intervention if the military junta in Niger Republic that snatched power from the democratically elected government did not release the democratically elected President Mohamed Bazoum under their custody within one week.

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