This should be seen as a new sign of the deterioration of relations between Burkina Faso and France.
At the end of December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burkina asked in a letter to its French counterpart the replacement of the ambassador in Ouagadougou, Luc Hallade, in place since 2019. In this letter, which widely leaked on social networks on Monday, the Burkinabé authorities claim that the ambassador
"would no longer be a reliable interlocutor".
The Quai d'Orsay had not made an official comment on Tuesday.
But a French source confirms the existence of this exchange, specifying that
“the question of the ambassador is not at the center of the concerns”.
A way of remembering that the fate of the diplomat is probably only a pretext.
We do not know what he is accused of, even if his remarks made last summer during a hearing in the Senate, where he considered that the conflict raging in Burkina was of an
nature and close to a
"civil war »,
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