Burkina Faso demands the departure of French troops “within a month”

A Burkinabé news agency announced on Saturday evening that the government of Burkina Faso had requested, on Wednesday, the withdrawal of French troops from its soil within a month.

Burkina Faso this week asked for the departure of French troops from its soil within a month, the Burkinabè News Agency (AIB) and a source close to the government said on Saturday evening.

“The Burkinabè government denounced last Wednesday, the agreement which has governed since 2018, the presence of the French Armed Forces on its territory”, indicated the AIB, which specifies that the deadline for this departure is “one month”. According to a source close to the government, the authorities have requested “the departure of French soldiers as soon as possible”.

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