News Alerts

19 Dec 2019 | 12:01 PM UTC

Niger: French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Niamey December 22

Niger News Alert

Emmanuel Macron to visit Niamey on December 22; heightened security measures likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Niamey). COUNTRY/REGION Niamey


French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Niamey on Sunday, December 22, and meet Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou. Both president will attend a remembrance ceremony in the memory of the 71 Nigeriens soldiers who lost their lives following the Tuesday, December 10, Inates’ attack.

Macron and Issoufou are expected to discuss plans for a future summit in Pau (scheduled for January 13 2020), located in southwestern France, where the French President will meet G5 Sahel leaders to discuss policies and security matters in West Africa.

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions, such as road closures, are likely in Niamey during the visit.


Macron’s visit to Niger will follow his official visit to Côte d’Ivoire, where he will spend time with French military forces and meet Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

The attack on Inates’ military camp, where 71 Nigerien soldiers lost their lives, was claimed by the Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS).


Individuals in Niamey are advised to monitor the situation, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate traffic disruptions resulting from heightened security measures.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news