French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, earlier in the day in which at least 28 were killed and over 50 wounded.
In a statement from the Elysee Palace, the French leader expressed full solidarity with Burkina Faso and its people and praised the local security forces for their intervention to protect the French embassy, which was one of the main targets of the attackers.
Macron “reaffirmed his determination and the full commitment of France, besides its partners in the Sahel Group of Five (nations) in the fight against terrorist movements,” the statement added.
France is currently training and arming troops from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger and Mauritania in the G5 regional, anti-terrorist force, which has international backing and financing.
Paris is hoping that it will be able to scale down its 4,000-man deployment in the Sahel region in operation “Barkhane” once the G5 forces is operational.
Source: Kuwait News Agency