United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
July 27, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Call with Nigerien President Bazoum
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, spoke today with Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum to express her strong support for the democratically-elected leader. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reiterated that the United States condemns – in the strongest terms – any effort to seize power by force. She also conveyed that the United States is steadfast in its support for Niger’s democracy and supports taking action at the UN Security Council to de-escalate the situation, prevent harm to civilians, and ensure constitutional order.