Paris recalls its ambassador to Burkina Faso

The French Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that it was withdrawing its ambassador to Burkina Faso “for consultations” a day after announcing the withdrawal of French special forces from the country within “one month”. In diplomatic usage, a recall for “consultations” signals dissatisfaction with a country or even a diplomatic crisis. But Luc Allade’s withdrawal also coincides with a request by the Burkina Faso junta to replace the ambassador, accusing him of publicly reporting on the deteriorating security situation in a country beset by jihadist violence. A few days ago, the government of Burkina Faso decided to denounce the 2018 agreement regarding the status of French forces in that country. Burkina is currently hosting a contingent of nearly 400 French special forces soldiers as part of Operation Saber. According to this denunciation, the soldiers will leave the country “by the end of February” and the withdrawal of all equipment should be completed “by the end of April,” a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

Source: L Orient Le Jour

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