Burkina Faso contradicts Ghanaian president’s comments on Wagner

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Burkina Faso called the Ghanaian ambassador to communicate its “disapproval” after Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said that Ouagadougou had “made an agreement” with the Russian paramilitary group Wagner.

Ghana’s ambassador Boniface Gambila Adagbila said in a meeting with the minister that the president’s remarks were “intended to denounce Burkina Faso or cast doubts in the people’s minds,” according to the minutes of the meeting, which have been made in public,” he affirmed. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burkinabe.

Above all, it was intended to attract the attention of our partners to arouse greater interest in Burkina Faso,” the ambassador was quoted in a statement.

“Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Mr Karamoko Jean-Marie Traoré expressed the disapproval of the Burkina government to these statements by the Head of State of Ghana,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

These statements were “serious and inaccurate”, adding a government source interviewed by AFP, who said the Burkinabe ambassador to Accra had also been recalled for consultations. This information was confirmed by Ghanaian government sources.

In an interview in the US on Wednesday, Ghanaian President Akufo Addo assured Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Burkina Faso had “arranged for the use of Wagnerian forces like Mali’s.”

In several French-speaking African countries, Moscow has had a positive influence, especially on social networks, gaining popular support at a time when former colonial ruler France is increasingly vilified.

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