Niger junta’s PM meets EU envoy amid tension

The military-appointed prime minister in Niger, Ali Lamine Zeine, has held talks with the European Union (EU) envoy to the country, despite strained relations with the bloc.

The EU has threatened to impose sanctions on Niger in response to July’s coup.

Earlier this month the envoy, Salvador Pinto da França, complained that he had been denied access to the French embassy.

The French ambassador was staying there after being ordered to leave the country by the junta.

In a separate development, Switzerland and Denmark are reported to have resumed humanitarian activities in Niger less than two months after suspending them because of the coup.

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