Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration
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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 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 Ibrahim Yacouba, who has held the post since 2016.

Structure[edit]

Overseen by the Minister and his 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]

List of Foreign Ministers[edit]

This is a list of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Niger:[2]

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. ^ http://rulers.org/fm3.html