Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has condemned the coup against Niger’s president Mohamed Bazoum. “We are deeply concerned about the attempted coup d’Etat against the democratically elected President of Niger,” PM Orbán said on the X platform on Friday, formerly Twitter. Hungary condemns every attempt aimed at undermining Niger’s peace and stability, he said. “We stand by President Mohamed Bazoum and pray for his wellbeing,” the Hungarian prime minister said.
Meanwhile, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the Hungarian government firmly supports “Niger’s democratically elected president and supports his return to his office”. Following talks with Hadja Lahbib, his Belgian counterpart, on Sunday, Minister Szijjártó said Europe’s security was in close connection with security in Africa, and in the Sahel region, especially because the latter could “easily become a source of migration waves”. He added that the recent coup against President Mohamed Bazoum could undermine stability in the whole region. The two foreign ministers agreed on the need for joint action to ensure stability in the Sahel and to fight terrorism, Minister Szijjártó said.