France will withdraw its troops from Burkina Faso in the next 1 month after the military junta asked it to leave.
In a statement, the French ministry said it had received notice on Tuesday that a 2018 agreement on the status of French troops in the country had been terminated.
Burkina’s national television HAD on Saturday reported that the government had suspended a 2018 military accord with Paris on January 18, giving France one month to pull its troops out.
The move will further reduce French presence in a region facing a growing Islamist insurgency.
Protests by opponents of the French military presence have surged in Burkina, partly linked to perceptions that France has not done enough to tackle the Islamist militancy that has spread in recent years from neighbouring Mali.