Niger accepts Algeria mediation to resolve political crisis
Algeria has received Niger's official notification of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's acceptance of the mediation initiative, the ministry said in a statement read on national television.
ruling junta had no immediate comment. Algeria has repeatedly warned against
any military response to the crisis in neighboring Niger, where a presidential
guard seized power and installed a junta in July, saying it wants a three-year
Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf said at
the end of August that Algeria had spoken several times with Niger's military
leaders and offered to initiate a normal constitutional order in the country.
He said he would offer guarantees to all parties to the crisis and hold a
conference on the development of the Sahel region, without further elaboration.
President Bola Tinubu said last month that he was working to restore
constitutional order and resolve Niger's political and economic problems, and
welcomed all support for the process.
also the president of ECOWAS, the main West African bloc that has tried to
negotiate with Niger's military junta. ECOWAS has indicated its willingness to
send troops if diplomatic efforts to restore order fail.