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Ambassador Elio Colmenares delivers Credential Letters in Burkina Faso

Venezuela and Burkina Faso signed 22 cooperation agreements in the last Joint Commission, held in Caracas in February 2024  

The Venezuelan ambassador residing in the Republic of Mali, Elio Colmenares, presented the Credential Letters to Captain Ibrahim Traoré, president of the Transition of Burkina Faso, which formalizes him as the new Concurrent Ambassador to the Sahelian nation.

According to information from the Foreign Ministry, during the meeting with President Ibrahim Traoré, the Ambassador stated that the delivery of the Letters of Credence further raises the level of friendship and bilateral relations in strategic areas and common interest, reaffirmed with the signing of 22 cooperation agreements in the last Joint Commission between the two nations, held in Caracas on February 6 and 7, 2024.  

He noted that, once the creation of the Alliance of Sahel States AES (Mali-Niger-Burkina Faso) was established, Venezuela would begin the formalities to be the first observer country of the alliance.

The Ambassador ratified the support of the Government of President Nicolás Maduro to the Government of President Ibrahim Traoré, and to its process of transformation and change, which will guide the country towards its total and definitive sovereignty and independence. 

For his part, President Traoré expressed his deep gratitude to the Government of President Nicolás Maduro for the importance it has given to his nation with the appointment of an Ambassador responsible for leading bilateral relations and directing them to the highest level.

He welcomed the support and solidarity expressed by the Bolivarian Government, particularly in the current circumstances, when Burkina Faso promotes a new paradigm and a new leadership to eradicate the vestiges of colonization.

He stated that he will instruct his work team to activate and initiate, in the shortest possible time, the principles that support the agreements signed in the Joint Commission on February 6.

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