Burkina Faso confirms order for French troops to leave – Official

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Mon, 23 Jan 2023 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The military government in Burkina Faso has confirmed that a military agreement with France has been terminated.

The government was reported over the weekend to have asked French troops to leave the country wracked by terrorist violence.

Paris subsequently asked for clarity on the issue.

In a January 23 interview with the state-run boardcaster, Ouagadougou confirmed the new arrangement with government spokesperson Jean-Emmanuel Ouedrago stating:

“We are terminating the agreement which allows French forces to be in Burkina Faso. This is not the end of diplomatic relations between Burkina Faso and France,” the said.

Relations between French and neighbouring Mali has gone south with Bamako also ordering troops of the Operation Berkhane (anti-terrorism force) to leave.


Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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