(B2) Belgium has completed an operation to repatriate the last Belgian and European nationals from Niger.
Several round trips
An A400M transport plane made several return flights between Niamey, the capital of Niger, and Libreville, the capital of Gabon, before leaving for Belgium. The plane " landed at Melsbroek military airport last night announced the Belgian Ministry of Defence. In all some " 130 Belgians, European nationals and dependents were thus able to be repatriated.
With the authorization of the junta
The Defense has succeeded in obtaining permission to carry out a number of flights to bring people back “says the Minister of Defense, Ludivine Dedonder. The aircraft also has transported Belgian military equipment she adds. Belgium has a technical cooperation mission with the army of Niger, which has long been training its special forces.
In addition to the operation at the beginning of August
A discreet operation. A hundred Belgians and rights holders had already been able to leave Niger at the beginning of the month, on board French flights (read: [News] The evacuation operation of French and European nationals from Niger. Smoothly. Last report)