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Niger – United States relations
Niger   United States
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     Niger      United States

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

History

U.S. relations with Niger have generally been close and friendly since Niger attained independence. Although USAID does not have a Mission in Niger, $30 million in annual official aid is administered through American and local non-governmental organizations with programs addressing food security, 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 45th anniversary in Niger in September 2007.

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

References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

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