Russia reopens embassy in Burkina Faso closed since 1992

29 December 2023
2023-12-29 16:44

Russia reopened its embassy in Burkina Faso on Thursday after a gap of nearly 32 years.

Russia's ambassador to Ivory Coast, Alexei Saltykov, said he would head the mission in Burkina Faso until the new ambassador is named and described Burkina Faso as "an old partner with whom we have solid and friendly ties". The Russian foreign ministry said that the opening of the embassy would "increase coordination in terms of foreign policy" and consolidate the "friendship" of the two countries.

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