On the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Niger – United States Department of State

As part of the ongoing U.S. government dialogue with the National Committee for Safeguarding the Homeland (CNSP), U.S. Ambassador to Niger Kathleen Fitzgibbon and Major General Ken Ackman, director of strategy, engagement and programs for U.S. Africa Command, CNSP in Niamey Will meet the officials. To begin discussions on the orderly and responsible withdrawal of US forces from Niger on April 25. The week of April 29, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Christopher Meier and Lieutenant General Dag Anderson, Director of Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, will hold follow-up meetings in Niamey to coordinate the withdrawal process with transparency . And mutual respect.

The United States is proud of the security cooperation and shared sacrifices of the U.S. military and the Nigerian military, a partnership that has effectively contributed to stability in Niger and the region. Amid ongoing discussions through July 2023, we have been unable to reach an understanding with the CNSP to continue security cooperation that addresses the needs and concerns of each party. The United States welcomes the CNSP’s interest in maintaining strong bilateral relations. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt M. Campbell will visit Niamey in the coming months to discuss ongoing cooperation in areas of joint interest. The United States reaffirms our support for Nigerians as they combat terrorism, develop the country’s economy, and transition to democratic governance.