Military coup: Joint ECOWAS-UN team expected to hold talks with Burkina Faso junta

OUAGADOUGOU, When Economic Community of West African States’, ECOWAS leaders met on Jan 28, one of their main resolutions was for a ministerial-level mission to be dispatched to Burkina Faso.

That mission and a UN delegation are expected Monday, Jan 31, in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou.

The UN delegation is led by the head of the UN’s office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat Saleh Annadif.

They are expected to meet the Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba-led junta and other stakeholders for talks.

ECOWAS at the Jan 28 summit suspended Burkina Faso and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of deposed President Christian Roch Marc Kabore.

An in-person summit of leaders is scheduled for this Thursday in Accra given that the current chairperson of ECOWAS is Ghana president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Source: Nam News Network

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