Niger - Q&A from the press briefing (31 July 2023)


Q- : Today, Niger stated that they will stop exporting uranium and gold to France. What is Paris’ reaction to this decision? Does this situation fall under the category of “any attack against France and its interests” mentioned by the Elysée yesterday and might it be followed by a response from France?

A- :There are no French companies operating gold mines in Niger. Regarding uranium, we have an extremely diverse supply and Niger only makes up 4% of global production.