SENEGAL-AFRICA-DIPLOMACY / Assimi Goïta in Ougadougou for a working and friendship visit – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-AFRICA-DIPLOMACY / Assimi Goïta in Ougadougou for a working and friendship visit – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-AFRICA-DIPLOMACY / Assimi Goïta in Ougadougou for a working and friendship visit – Senegalese press agency

Dakar, June 25 (APS) – The President of Mali, Colonel Assimi Goïta, arrived this Tuesday late morning in Ouagadougou for a friendship and working visit, announced the presidency of Burkina Faso.

The Malian head of state was greeted as he got off the plane by his Burkinabe counterpart, Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the Presidency of Faso indicated on its Facebook page.

The information is illustrated with images immortalizing the arrival of the Malian president on Burkinabe soil. One of them notably shows the two leaders, in uniform, presumably exchanging pleasantries.

Following the performance of the anthems of the two countries on the tarmac of Ouagadougou airport, Assimi Goïta and Ibrahim Traoré were acclaimed on their exit by a large crowd gathered in front of the airport on the way to the Presidency of Faso , noted the Burkina Faso Information Agency.

At the same time, the AIB announced that the two men had met for the first time in the airport’s VIP lounge.

The Malian presidency describes Goïta’s trip as “an important step” in the partnership between the two countries, specifying that the two heads of state would discuss the efforts contributing to the pacification of the AES (Alliance of Sahel countries, bringing together the two countries and Niger).

Assimi Goïta’s visit to Ougadougou is interpreted by many observers as support for the regime of his Burkinabe counterpart.

It occurs in a context marked by a resurgence of attacks by insurgents against civilian populations and the Burkinabe army. The latest one recently caused around a hundred soldiers to lose their lives in the town of Mansila, several sources confirmed.

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