The navy leaders of three West African international locations – Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger – signed a mutual protection pact deal over the weekend.
The junta leaders signed the Liptako-Gourma Constitution, establishing the Alliance of Sahel States. The pact is called after the area the place the three nation’s borders meet.
Col. Assimi Goita, Mali’s junta chief, stated in a press release, “I signed right this moment with the heads of state of Burkina Faso and Niger the Liptako-Gourma Constitution, establishing the Alliance of Sahel States with the target of building an structure of collective protection and help mutual for the advantage of our populations.”
The brand new pact requires the three neighboring international locations to come back to the protection of one another.
All three are going through threats from jihadists.
Every of the international locations has undergone coups since 2020.