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Burkina Faso: Military Coups

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 127412, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in Burkina Faso on the army coup in that country.

Answered on

2 March 2022

As I set out in my statement on 25 January 2022, the UK condemns the coup d'etat by military forces in Burkina Faso, and calls for the immediate, safe and unconditional release of all members of the civilian government who have been detained, including the former President Roch Kaboré. We are monitoring the political and security situation closely, and working with partners to encourage a swift, peaceful and constructive resolution to events. I set out the UK's continued support for the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) regional mediation efforts in a meeting with ECOWAS President, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, on 22 February. I also discussed the situation in Burkina Faso with Ghana's Foreign Minister, Shirley Botchwey.