“Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso authorities have agreed to unite their efforts in the fight against terrorism,” Barry said, adding that both countries will also reinforce their bilateral relations.

The foreign minister said he had discussed with Cote d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara about insecurity issues that both countries are exposed to.

Barry thanked Cote d’Ivoire for last week’s extradition of a soldier who took part in last year’s failed coup attempt in Burkina Faso.

Deputy commander Moussa Nebie, a member of the defunct Presidential Security Regiment, was extradited together with Burkinabe nationals Abdoul Karim Sawadogo and Ali Kone, who fled to Cote d’Ivoire after the failed coup attempt on Sept. 16, 2015.

On his part, Ouattara said Cote d’Ivoire was fully engaged in the fight against terrorism and that his country will continue working with friendly countries to end the scourge.

Source: Xinhua


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