Niger – Security of diplomatic premises (2 August 2023)


France again condemns in the strongest terms the violence committed against its embassy in Niger on Sunday 30 July by organized and well-equipped groups.

With several calls for demonstrations on 3 August having been issued, France recalls that the security of its premises and of diplomatic staff are obligations under international law, and particularly the Vienna Conventions.

France has asked Niger’s security forces to take the necessary measures to ensure that the security of foreign diplomatic premises in Niamey, particularly those of France, will be fully guaranteed.