The Beninese government has lifted the ban on transportation of goods to Niger.
The move by the Beninese government comes five months after it suspended the movement of goods through the Cotonou port destined for Niamey.
While the announcement late Wednesday followed a televised address by President Patrice Talon last Thursday in which he assured of renewing bilateral relations with neighbouring coup states, a senior port official had a different submission.
The Director General of the Cotonou Port, Bart Van Eenoo asserts that the measure was taken given the substantial improvement in the operational conditions for handling goods at the port.
Recall sanctions imposed on Niger by ECOWAS after the overthrow of President Mohammed Bazoum on July 26, saw Benin and Nigeria both closed their land borders and suspended all transborder commercial activities.
Since then, however, Cotonou has seen a fall in revenues after the transport of goods to Niger which makes up about 80 percent of trade volume via its ports halted.