Mali and Burkina Faso agree to fight together against terrorism

Mali and Burkina Faso agree to fight together against terrorism

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Mali and Burkina Faso have agreed to act together to fight terrorism effectively, the President of the Transition in Burkina Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, said on Wednesday during his first trip abroad where he met his Malian counterpart, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in Bamako.

According to the presidency of Faso, this visit of friendship and work in Mali, aims to intensify the armed struggle against the terrorist groups which mourn the two nations and to strengthen the axis Ouagadougou-Bamako.

The Burkinabé leader was greeted, on his arrival at Modibo Keïta Bamako-Senou international airport, around 3:30 p.m. UT, by his Malian counterpart, Colonel Assimi Goïta.

“The most important thing for us in the current situation is the security challenge, so with these people, we came to discuss how to strengthen our military cooperation and be able to better carry out our operations and secure the populations. This is the main objective of the visit,” Captain Traoré told reporters.

And the president of the transition in Burkina Faso added: “We have decided to strengthen our bilateral cooperation in matters of security and defence”.

Ibrahim Traoré invited the people of Burkina Faso and Mali to show much more solidarity, to join hands and to remain united in this fight against terrorism.

As a reminder, Captain Ibrahim Traoré was unanimously appointed president of the transition in Burkina Faso at the end of the national conference in Ouagadougou, after having ousted Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on September 30.

As for Colonel Assimi Goïta, he was invested, on June 7, 2021, president of the Malian transition after having deposed Bah N’daw then at the head of the transitional regime.

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