Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo condemn terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou

By Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Deve

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo condemn the terrorist attacks that took place yesterday evening and today in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). The Ministers offer their condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the people and the government of Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso is a new partner country of the Belgian development cooperation and Minister De Croo visited the country in the beginning of this month to emphasize this partnership.

The two Ministers express their support for President Roch Kaboré and his government. The democratic elections in November 2015 and the start of the new government brought hope for progress after a difficult transition period.

Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo hope that the efforts of the new Burkinabe government to attract investment will not be affected by these attacks. Belgium will continue to support Burkina Faso in its economic development and in its fightagainst terrorism.