Paris, January 3 – A spokesman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that it had received a letter from the military government of Burkina Faso demanding the change of the French ambassador in that country.
Earlier, the French newspaper Monde reported, citing sources, that the Foreign Ministry of Burkina Faso, where two coups have taken place since January 2022, demanded the replacement of the French ambassador to the country, Luc Allied, in a letter he sent at the end. From December 2022 to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It was reported that the African country’s authorities did not specify the reasons for their demands in the document, however a number of sources claim that it is partly related to a letter sent by the ambassador to the French citizens in the Burkinabe city of Koudougou. On December 12, 2022. As noted in this letter, the French ambassador asked his compatriots to move either to the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, or to the city of Bobo-Dioulasso in the west of the country.
In the letter, Allad stated that Kodogou “has moved into the red zone since the coup of September 30, 2022,” stressing that staying in the city is “risky.”
At the end of September 2022, the media reported that a group of military personnel in Burkina Faso, led by Captain Ibrahim Traoré, announced the dismissal of the head of the country’s transitional government, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaugo Damiba, for suspension. the country’s constitution and dissolve the government. Domeiba announced his willingness to resign voluntarily if the rebels met several conditions.
Burkina Faso, located in the Sahel region, has been trying to contain an extremist jihadist offensive that has been going on since 2015.
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