September 26, 2023

Burkina Faso to revive ties with North Korea, seek ‘exemplary’ weapons trade

West African country latest on the continent to seek trade and other cooperation with DPRK in recent years

Burkina Faso will restart diplomatic relations with North Korea in part to invigorate weapons trade between the two countries, its military government announced Thursday.

Ouagadougou’s presidential office issued a press release stating that a ministerial council “approved an agreement for the appointment of an ambassador of the DPRK to Burkina Faso.”