Burkina Faso places “high expectations” on the royal initiative for the Atlantic


Burkina Faso places “high expectations” on the Atlantic Initiative launched by King Mohammed VI to promote access of the Sahel States to the Atlantic Ocean, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation underlined Friday in Rabat and Burkinabè from outside, Karamoko Jean-Marie Traoré.

“A country like Burkina Faso cannot remain indifferent to an initiative that will allow us to overcome the challenges linked to our continentality,” declared Jean-Marie Traoré during a press briefing following his talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita.

In this sense, he reiterated Burkina Faso’s full support for this initiative “which we support and which we positively appreciate as a country which bears the weight of continentality”.

“Our teams have done an excellent job in defining the contours of this initiative and operationalizing it,” he said.

The head of Burkinabe diplomacy also noted that Ouagadougou and Rabat share a common heritage “the maintenance of which is up to us all”, noting that this heritage is manifested “in our bilateral relations and at the level of our good relations at the within multilateral spaces”.

In this regard, he reiterated his country’s gratitude to Morocco for its constant support for Burkina Faso, adding that “we are sensitive to the attention that Morocco pays to Burkina Faso and to all the initiatives put in place under the ‘impulse of HM the King’.

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