Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration (Niger)

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration of the Government of Niger (var. Foreign Ministry) is the government authority responsible for the Foreign relations of Niger and its diplomatic corps abroad. The Foreign Ministry is headed by the Minister of State for the Foreign Affairs, a political appointment who sits in the Council of Ministers of Niger, reporting directly to the President of Niger. The reference to "African Integration" speaks to the Minister's role in the African Union and its long professed Pan-African project on continental integration. The current Minister is Aïchatou Mindaoudou Souleymane, who served from 16 April 1999 to 5 January 2000, and again from 17 September 2001.

Structure[edit]

Overseen by the Minister and her office, is the "General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs". Offices below this are the Directorate of Bilateral African Cooperation, which oversees the Diplomatic missions of Niger in Africa, the Directorate Europe, for embassies to and relations with European governments, and the Directorate America, Asia and Oceania, for those governments. Multilateral contacts with the African Union and other African bodies are overseen by the Directorate of African Union and Integration, while the Directorate of United Nations and International Organisations oversees missions to the United Nations (and Niger's Consulate in New York) and other bodies (such as Unesco). [1]

Previous heads of Ministry[edit]

Below is the list of all Foreign Ministry chiefs (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger):[2]

Fifth Republic[edit]

Military government[edit]

Fourth Republic[edit]

Third Republic[edit]

Military rule / Second Republic[edit]

Second Republic[edit]

Single legal party: MNSD
  • Mahamane Sani Bako 20 December 1989—renewed 2 March 1990—31 July 1991 (National Conference declared "Sovereign". End of Second Republic)[7]
    • Issaka Diamballa as "Secretary of State under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation", "Chargé d'Affairs for cooperation"
  • El Hadj Allélé Habibou 15 July 1988—20 December 1989[8]
    • Sandi Yacouba as "Secretary of State under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation".
  • Mahamane Sani Bako 20 November 1987—15 July 1988[9]
    • Sandi Yacouba as "Secretary of State under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation".

Direct military rule[edit]

Political parties outlawed

First Republic[edit]

Single legal party: PPN-RDA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AfDevInfo Database: General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Organisation Record, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  2. ^ List of governments of Niger: January 2000 - April 2007, izf.net/AFP. (French) Retrieved 2009-02-16
  3. ^ afrique-express: Governments of Niger, 1999. As "Ministre de l'Intérieur et de l'aménagement du territoire"
  4. ^ Decalo (1997) p. 67. Note: Decalo erroneously has him as an MNSD member. He was PNDS, in a MNSD-led coalition.
  5. ^ Decalo (1997) p. 157
  6. ^ Decalo (1997) p. 159
  7. ^ Decalo, Samuel (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Niger (3rd ed.). Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3136-8. :p.95
  8. ^ [1]. Organisation Record, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2009-02-18
  9. ^ GOUVERNEMENTS DU PRESIDENT ALI CHAIBOU ( Ali Saïbou ) 1987-1989. Presidency of The Republic of Niger, Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  10. ^ "GOUVERNEMENTS DU PRESIDENT SEYNI KOUNTCHE", official Nigerien presidency website (French).
  11. ^ Decalo (1997):p.264
  12. ^ Decalo (1997):p.205
  13. ^ Decalo (1997):p. 105
  14. ^ Decalo (1997):pp. 16-17
  15. ^ Decalo (1997):p.211
  16. ^ Decalo (1997):p.122