Ambassador Turns Over Military Hangar

On January 22, U.S. Ambassador Eric Whitaker handed over a USD 7 million hangar to accommodate C-130 aircraft to the Armed Forces of Niger on Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez. In his remarks, the Ambassador noted the strength of the U.S.-Nigerien relationship in fighting terrorism and other illegal activity such as arms, narcotics, and human trafficking. This is another example of the close cooperation the U.S. military has with the Armed Forces of Niger in training and equipping the forces to address security needs in the Sahel region.