Burkina Faso leader arrives in Niamey for summit
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Burkina Faso leader arrives in Niamey for summit


The transitional President of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Traore, arrived in Niamey, on Friday afternoon for a summit with leaders of Niger and Mali.

Nigerien President, Abdourahamane Tchiani, welcomed  Traore at the Diori Hamani International Airport.

Bokinabade leader will take part in the first summit of the Alliance of Sahel States, on Saturday, local media reported.

Assimi Goita, the Interim President of Mali, will also attend the meeting.

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The meeting will discuss issues and challenges common to the three countries.

These include security and defence, the fight against terrorism as well as economic, cultural and commercial exchanges.

Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger created the Alliance of Sahel States, a mutual defence pact, in September 2023.

They, thereafter, withdrew from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) early this year. (Xinhua)


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