France has recalled its ambassador to Burkina Faso, Luc Hallade, for consultations. The country's foreign ministry announced the announcement a day after Paris agreed to withdraw French troops stationed in the country.
On Monday, Burkina Faso asked France to withdraw hundreds of special forces troops stationed in the former French colony to curb the expansion of terrorist groups in the Sahel, saying they had a month to leave the country under a military agreement the countries signed in 2018.
France formally accepted the demand Wednesday and said it would abide by the terms of the agreement.
In late December, Burkina Faso asked Paris to replace Ambassador Luc Hallade, who has held the post since 2019, claiming he could no longer be trusted, without revealing the reasons.