Panafrican News Agency

Burkina Faso's president discusses security situation with compatriots in the US

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré met with his compatriots living in New York on Monday and discussed the security situation in the country, which has seen an upsurge in terrorist attacks, his communication service reported.

"The security situation is a serious problem," said President Kaboré, who acknowledged that his country is paying a heavy price.

He listed the numerous effects of the security situation on the West African country: huge loss of life, more than 270,000 displaced people, about 2,000 schools and more than 70 health centres closed due to terrorism.

He said that "we are in a difficult fight, of course, but we will emerge victorious for the benefit of the entire nation".

The Burkina Faso's president met his compatriots living in the United States on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

-0- PANA TNDD/TBM/BBA/MA 24Sept2019