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Putin, Nigerien Leader Discuss Situation in Sahel in Phone Conversation, Kremlin Says

© AFP 2023 -Supporters of Niger's National Concil for Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) hold a Nigerian flag reading "Down with France"
Supporters of Niger's National Concil for Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP) hold a Nigerian flag reading Down with France  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 26.03.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - In a recent statement, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin emphasized the need for international support for Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali in the fight against trans-African terrorism and the protection of their sovereignty.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday held a phone conversation with Abdourahmane Tiani, the chairman of Niger’s National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland, and the sides discussed the situation in the Sahel region, the Kremlin said.
"There was also an exchange of views on the situation in the Sahel region with an emphasis on coordinating actions in matters of ensuring security and combating terrorism," the Kremlin said, adding that the sides expressed readiness to increase the level of political dialogue and cooperation in various fields.
Nigeriens, some holding Russian flags, participate in a march called by supporters of coup leader Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani in Niamey, Niger, on July 30, 2023.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 20.03.2024
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During the conversation, Tiani offered condolences over the deadly attack on the Crocus City Hall convert venue near Moscow on Friday.