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French ambassador to Niger has left the country

27 Sep 2023, 12:30 GMT+10

France's ambassador in Niger Sylvain Itte was flown out of the country on Wednesday morning, around a month after the military junta in charge ordered his expulsion, AFP reported, citing Nigerian and French sources.

"The ambassador and six colleagues left Niamey around 4:00 am (0300 GMT)," the diplomatic source from the French embassy said. 

A source in the Niger interior ministry confirmed the departure and said the plane was headed towards Chad. 

The French presidency later confirmed the report.

(With input from AFP)

Source: CGTN

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