Burkina Faso – Expulsion of French diplomats (April 18, 2024)


France regrets Burkina Faso’s decision to move ahead with the expulsion of French diplomats and staffers, some of whom were serving at the Embassy of France in Burkina Faso. We reject the Burkinabe authorities’ baseless accusations against our employees.

France applauds the commitment and consummate professionalism of the diplomats and staffers at our embassy in Ouagadougou, whose work is fully consistent with the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations. There were no legitimate grounds for the Burkinabe authorities’ decision. We can only deplore it.