President Emmanuel Macron said that he was waiting for “clarifications” from Burkina Faso regarding the request for the withdrawal of French forces from its territory within a month.
This position comes in the context of increasing tension between the two countries for several months, while Moscow is trying to impose its influence through Wagner’s mercenaries in a fragile country due to jihadist attacks.
“I think we have to wait a lot, waiting for clarifications from Traore,” said Macron.
Macron considered that Burkina Faso’s request for the withdrawal of French forces within a month creates “great confusion,” noting that he is waiting for transitional President Ibrahim Traore to “express”.
It was from Paris, during a press conference organized on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the reconciliation treaty between France and Germany, that President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the announcements of the Burinabé News Agency.
According to the AIB, Burkina Faso would have “noted the departure of the French army from its territory”. The news agency maintains that the government would have denounced, last week, the agreement which has governed since 2018 the presence of French troops in the country.