Niger–United States relations

Niger–United States relations

Niger – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Niger and USA


United States

Niger–United States relations are bilateral relations between Niger and the United States.

According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 73% of Nigeriens approve of U.S. leadership, with 19% disapproving and 9% uncertain.[1]


  • History 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


U.S. relations with Niger have generally been close and friendly since Niger attained independence. Although health, local governance, youth training, girls' education, corruption control, and improving the business environment. The U.S. Peace Corps program in Niger started in 1962. It currently has about 130 volunteers in Niger and celebrated its 50th anniversary in Niger in September 2012.

In January 2013, the U.S. and Niger signed an agreement allowing the U.S. to operate unarmed drones from Nigerien territory.[2] In February 2013, the U.S. deployed 100 troops to assist in intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing to support French operations in neighboring Mali.[3][4]

Principal U.S. Officials include:

  • Ambassador--Bernadette M. Allen
  • Deputy Chief of Mission—Donald Koran
  • Defense Attaché—Lieutenant Colonel Marie Kokotajlo
  • Joint Management Officer—Don D. Curtis
  • Economic/Commercial/Consular Officer—Richard M. Roberts
  • Public Affairs Officer—Stephen J. Posivak
  • Peace Corps Director—Mary Abrams
  • USAID Country Program Manager—Mark Wentling

The U.S. maintains an embassy in Niamey, Niger. Niger maintains an embassy in Washington, D.C..

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Global Leadership Project Report - 2012 Gallup
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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

External links

  • History of Niger - U.S. relations

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