Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso, alpha Barry said that he supports the idea of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the establishment of anti-terrorist front. Such statement the Minister made at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Monday, 20 February, reports TASS.
“The Sahel region is now in a difficult situation. As you know, the conflict started in Libya and then spread to Mali, and now it covers all of our countries (…) this evil must be fought,” — said Barry.
The head of the diplomatic Department said that in early February in the capital, Bamako, held a meeting of the “group of five”, which includes Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad. The forum discussed the development of a common strategy to combat terrorism and drug traffickers that Fund the extremist organization.
“We appeal to the international community and ask you to support us. I welcome the intention of Russia to support us in this direction”, — said the Minister.
Putin urged the international community to establish an international anti-terrorist coalition with the participation of Islamic countries in September 2015, speaking at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in new York. Later, the Russian leader has repeatedly expressed support for the creation of a broad front of opposition to extremists under the auspices of the UN.