The President of Burkina Faso visits Mali to talk about the fight against terrorism

The President of Burkina Faso visits Mali to talk about the fight against terrorism

The President of Burkina Faso visits Mali to talk about the fight against terrorism

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Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba travels to Mali this Saturday, September 3, for a friendly and working visit. This is the first official visit of the President of Burkina Faso to Bamako since he took office on January 24. With their Malian counterpart, the two personalities will review various topics of interest, within the framework of bilateral cooperation. But Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba travels to discuss military cooperation first, in order to stop the action of armed terrorist groups.

With our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

Since Mali’s withdrawal from the G5 Sahel force, Burkina Faso wants to strengthen its military cooperation with its neighbor, according to a source close to power. ” Many terrorists go back and forth between Burkina Faso and Mali, and the president of Faso wants to launch military operations in the north », specifies our source, who stresses that these operations cannot be carried out without the participation of Mali.

Burkina Faso wants Mali to officially join the coalition created with Niger on August 22 to form a tripartite anti-jihadist force.

The case of the 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali will also be on the menu of exchanges between the two heads of state. President Paul Henri Damiba wants Mali and Ivory Coast to come out of this crisis through dialogue, in the interest of the three countries, according to our information. ” Terrorist groups are projecting themselves in the western part of Burkina Faso. Another area of ​​the three borders between Burkina Faso, Mali and Ivory Coast “Insists our source.

This is a diplomatic mission not only to avoid an isolation of Mali, within the framework of the fight against terrorism, but also to prevent these armed terrorist groups from occupying another area of ​​the three borders, says our source.

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