Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a member of the French government, met Tuesday in Ouagadougou with the transitional president of Burkina Faso Ibrahim Traoré to facilitate relations with this country invaded by jihadist attacks, announcing that “France does not impose anything”.
The Secretary of State to the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, liable in particular for development, met for nearly two hours with Captain Traoré, who came to power thanks at the end of September.
“France does not charge anything, it is open to creating a future together,” she said after this interview. “I did not come here to control any option or decision, no one can dictate their options in Burkina” and “we have arranged with President Traoré to move ahead jointly in this state of mind”.
“In line with this announcement, France remains engaged on all levels (humanitarian, security, development), to the capacity and in the conditions that the Burkinabè authorities wish”, affirmed Mrs. Zacharopoulou.