Mali, Niger, Burkina-Faso Exit, ECOWAS Ready For Negotiation
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Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso cut their relationship ties with the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS on Sunday.
In a joint statement released by the leaders of the three military countries, their decision was without delay.
Their criticism was based on sanctions imposed by ECOWAS as a way of reversing the coup carried out in the there nations.
Part of the statement reads “After 49 years, the valiant peoples of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger regretfully and with great disappointment observe that the (ECOWAS) organization has drifted from the ideals of its founding fathers and the spirit of Pan-Africanism.”
However, with the news of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger exiting the bloc, ECOWAS has announced readiness for a negotiation that will ease the sanctions as they termed them important members of the bloc.
According to ECOWAS, they are yet to receive first-hand information from the three countries about their withdrawal from the group.