Two West African countries facing a common threat of terrorism have agreed to mobilize resources to safeguard their shared territories.
This is one of the outcomes of discussions between Benin’s President Patrice Talon and Captain Ibrahim Traore of Burkina Faso.
The borders between Burkina Faso and Benin, are marked by increasing violence by armed jihadist groups.
President Talon who becomes the first democratically elected head of state to visit Ouagadougou, since the September coup last year, stayed a few hours before returning to his country.
This morning, Youssouf Ouattara, a Burkinabe security analyst tells WADR, about how both countries will benefit from the proposed security deal.
Interestingly also, Ouattara, suggests the possibility of talks over the rejected Bamako – Ouagadougou – Conakry initiative by ECOWAS.