President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, who doubles as Minister of Defense, met with the personnel of the armed forces over the weekend.
While there is little information about what transpired during the meeting, the two-day conference which started on Friday, comes as the country battles rising insurgency and general insecurity.
The meetings were headed by the Minister Delegate in charge of national defense, also had in attendance, non-commissioned officers and enlisted men, and are speculated to have touched on the 2018-2022 five-year military programming law with its strategic plan for the reform of the National Armed Forces with the adoption of the national security policy and operational strengthening in terms of equipment, training and recruitment.
Recall that during his address to the Nation on June 27, President Kabore announced reforms to enable the National Armed Forces to be more operational in the face of terrorist attacks.
A few days later, the minister in charge of defense and that of security were dismissed and President Kaboré assumed the position of national defence minister. Further discussions are expected in the coming days.