The new leader of Burkina Faso’s military junta, Ibrahim Traore on Tuesday evening released a statement highlighting that the west African nation will return to civilian rule within the next 24 months, as per an agreement set between his predecessor, Col. Paul Henri – Damiba and west Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS.
“Burkina Faso will respect the dynamic compromise agreed with ECOWAS in July to restore constitutional order in 24 months,” read the statement released by Traore.
Traore adds, the west African nation will honor its international commitments, especially those regarding upholding human rights.
The sentiments echoed by the junta’s new leader, came after a meeting with an ECOWAS delegation that was sent to meet with him following last week’s military coup, that led to Damiba’s removal from power and witnessed Traore’s ascension to leadership.
Niger’s former president Mahamadou Issoufou, the mediator and head of the ECOWAS delegation tasked with meeting Traore, expressed satisfaction with the exchanges between the regional bloc and the west African nation’s military junta.