Hassoumi Massoudou emphasized the fact that both the Foreign Minister and the region have experienced recurrent droughts and floods, as well as locust infestations and the annual loss of thousands of hectares (1.25 acres) of agricultural land.

Hassoumi Massoudou quoted President Mohamed Bazoum’s latest comments to say that the world needed to have more political will to win the fight against climate change.

“It is the hope of Niger that COP26 in Glasgow will serve as a framework to reaffirm political will to battle the effects of climate change”Hassoumi Massoudou

“It is the hope of Niger that COP26 in Glasgow will serve as a framework to reaffirm political will to battle the effects of climate change” he said, pointing out that funding and technology transfers for developing countries have been among the biggest challenges in the development field.

As today’s non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, he recalled that he chaired, jointly with Ireland, an expert group intended to adopt a resolution on the climate crisis.

Mr Massoudou said Niger understood this interdependence well because it now faces a “hotbeds of instability” and attacks by “terrorist hordes”

He nonetheless underlined that, despite the size of his country and the lack of resources available, Niger had proven resilient, maintaining its territorial integrity and stability.

This reflects the foresight of the Government of the country, the courage and determination of its defence and security forces and the inestimable support provided by bilateral partners, including multilateral organisations,”Mr Karamuzi explained, for which he expressed” genuine thanks.”

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The Foreign Minister also informed the gathering that under a pilot scheme launched last June, Niger managed to send nearly 6.000 people back home, after six years of displacement.


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