Joint Statement from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of National Defense of the Republic of Niger

The effective cooperation and communication between the U.S. and Nigerien armed forces ensured that this turnover was finished ahead of schedule and without any complications.



By U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs United States Africa Command Stuttgart, Germany Jul 08, 2024
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The U.S. Department of Defense and the Nigerien Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Niger wish to announce that the withdrawal of U.S. forces and assets from Air Base 101 in Niamey is complete. 

This transition began on 19 May with signing of the Terms of Withdrawal and ended today during a turnover ceremony with the Joint Disengagement Commission following the final departure of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Air Base 101.

Designated as a Cooperative Security Location by the U.S. military, this Nigerien base has housed U.S. personnel and assets to help counter violent extremist organizations in the region. 

The effective cooperation and communication between the U.S. and Nigerien armed forces ensured that this turnover was finished ahead of schedule and without any complications.

With the closure of the U.S. compound on Air Base 101, U.S. forces will now focus on completing the withdrawal from Air Base 201 in Agadez. Both U.S. and Nigerien officials are dedicated to completing a safe, orderly, and responsible withdrawal by September 15, 2024. They emphasize their commitment to the protection and security of American forces during this process.

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Nigerien Ministry of National Defense recognize the joint sacrifices made by both nations' forces.


For media inquiries, please contact:

U.S. Department of Defense: 

Phone: +1-703-697-5131

Email: osd.pa.dutyofficer@mail.mil

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