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French ambassador to Niger 'held hostage' in embassy, President Macron says

  • The French ambassador to Niger is currently living like a hostage in the French embassy, unable to leave due to the military junta's refusal and being denied food. President Macron has expressed concern about his well-being.
  • The French authorities do not recognize the authority of the military rulers in Niger, who have ordered the ambassador to leave the country. However, he has chosen to remain, as President Macron will make decisions based on his agreement with Niger's President Bazoum. Despite the challenging circumstances, the ambassador continues to work and is valued for his contacts.
  • President Macron will ultimately decide when the French ambassador in Niger can return. The junta's actions, including blocking food deliveries to the embassy, have strained diplomatic relations between France and Niger. The ambassador's situation highlights the tense dynamic between the two countries.
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