Mali’s coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita has welcomed the leader of Burkina Faso’s military leader, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba in the Malian capital, Bamako to discuss bilateral cooperation.
Aside from bilateral cooperation, the visit also concerns the release of three Ivorian female soldiers, part of a group of 49 Ivorian militaries, detained in Mali since July.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, “Today we have conducted a friendly visit to Mali in the framework of cooperation that exists between Burkina (Faso) and Mali, and it was also a good time for us, since we are in periods of transition, to come to meet the Malian authorities to share and exchange on the challenges which confront the Malian transition (government) and also on the side of Burkina Faso. We agreed to better examine and reinforce the military partnership that exists between us to overcome the security challenges that confront our populations in the coming days”.
After Mali, the Burkinabe leader will travel to the Ivory Coast on Monday to further strengthen bonds between the two neighbouring countries.