Mali and Niger say they are ending their Tax Agreements with France.
The two countries are currently being ruled by the military.
The governments of both countries say the decades-long tax agreements with France will be severed within the next three months.
The two countries made this known in a joint statement.
The statement said that they were ending the tax pacts due to “France’s persistent hostile attitude” towards their countries and “the unbalanced nature of these agreements, which resulted in a considerable loss of revenue for Mali and Niger”.
Mali’s tax agreement with France has been in place since 1972, while Niger’s deal with the European country has existed since 1965.
The deals were created to prevent Malian and Nigerien nationals who live in France from paying taxes in the two countries. They also prevent French nationals in the two African countries from paying twice.
The tax agreements aim to facilitate cooperation in other financial matters too.
The move follows a similar decision by the military government of Burkina Faso earlier this year.
It is also the latest in a series of actions by the military governments of the three countries to sever ties with France, their former power since they took power in recent coups.