The Chinese government has announced its commitment to act as a mediator in the political crisis that has been rocking Niger since the ousting of President Mohamed Bazoum over a month ago. Chinese Ambassador to Niger, Jiang Feng, held talks with the Nigerien transitional Prime Minister, Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine, in Niamey to discuss this mediation initiative.

Since the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26, Niger has been plunged into a period of political uncertainty and escalating tensions. During the meeting, Chinese Ambassador Jiang Feng emphasized that China maintains its commitment to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

“The Chinese government intends to take on the role of mediator, in full respect of the countries in the region, to achieve a political solution to the Nigerien crisis,” Feng said to the press after the meeting, stating that “China supports the Nigeriens in the current political context.”

Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China closely monitors the evolving situation in Niger and positions itself as a mediator ready to actively contribute to finding a political resolution to this crisis.