September 21, 2023

Burkina Faso leader says country wants ‘more weapons’ from North Korea

Ibrahim Traoré says military still using DPRK arms imported in 1985, pushing to revive security ties after recent coup

The West African nation of Burkina Faso wants to import more weapons from North Korea following their revival of ties earlier this year, the country’s leader said on Thursday.

During an extensive interview on national television (RTB), Ibrahim Traoré said that North Korea, like Russia, can serve Burkina Faso’s interests particularly in the fields of security and development.