2023-01-25 18:45:38

French Troops to Withdraw From Burkina Faso Within a Month

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By Associated Press

PARIS (AP) France's foreign ministry said Wednesday that French troops deployed to fight extremists in Burkina Faso will withdraw within a month following a demand by the countrys military rulers which came after a similar move from neighboring Mali.

A top official at the foreign ministry said France has formally received from Burkina Faso a decision to terminate the 2018 agreement on the presence of French troops in the country.

We will respect the terms of this agreement which provides that the decision takes effect a month after the written notification, the official said, requesting anonymity in line with the French government's customary practices.

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