Burkina Faso: ECOWAS leaders assess current situation in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Three ECOWAS leaders Wednesday arrived in Ouagadougou to discuss with Burkinabe political stakeholders the ongoing situation following the army takeover of government after President Blaise Compaore's resignation.

Upon arrival, Presidents John Dramani of Ghana, Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and Macky Sall of Senegal immediately started talks with various actors in the sociopolitical crisis in Burkina Faso.

Taking part in the talks were facilitators from the African Union, the United Nations and the ECOWAS, including ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Desire Ouédraogo.

ECOWAS leaders are due to meet 6-7 Nov. 2014 at an extraordinary summit in Accra, Ghana, to review the regional response to the Ebola outbreak and also discuss political developments in Burkina Faso.

"It is important that a delegation of heads of state comes to assess the situation and have discussions with both the State Acting Chief, Lieutenant-Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida, political parties and civil society to see how to support Burkina out of the crisis in which we are today," said Roch Marc Christian Kabore, president of Mouvement pour le peuple (MPP).
-0- PANA NDT/IS/BEH/MTA/AR 5Nov2014

05 november 2014 17:40:08




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