Emmanuel Macron said France will withdraw its ambassador and end all military cooperation with Niger following a coup.
“France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France,” the president said.
He added that military cooperation was “over” and French troops would leave in “the months to come”.
A military junta seized Niger on July 26, 2023, deposing President Mohamed Bazoum.
The decision follows months of animosity and protests against the French presence in the country, with regular demonstrations in the capital Niamy.