Mauritania not interested in hosting French troops flashed out of Niger – President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani – The North Africa Post
Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has informed French media Le Figaro his nation is not going to present a territory for French troops expelled out of Niger.
“Mauritania doesn’t appear to me, both strategically or geographically, to be the perfect nation to host troopers devoted to the battle in opposition to terrorism within the Sahel. Within the battle in opposition to terrorism, it makes extra sense for devoted forces to be deployed in a rustic that’s nearer to or on the heart of the sphere of operations. Mauritania has not suffered an assault on its soil since 2011, and doubtless has much less want for the help of a multinational power,” Ghazouani mentioned in an interview with the French media.
“Africa expects an excessive amount of from France. Misunderstandings had gathered between Paris and its companions on the continent. This, mixed with the dissatisfaction of African populations with their very own leaders, made France’s place in Africa a fragile one,” he added.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron late September gave in to Niger’s new authorities demand for the departure of the 1,500 French troops stationed within the West African nation to counter terrorism within the area.
The authorities, led by Basic Abdourahmane Tchiani who toppled on July 26 President Mohamed Bazoum, have severed ties with the previous colonial energy. Additionally they obtained the departure of French ambassador Sylvain Itté.
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