China to play a constructive role in Burkina Faso’s stability

China to play a constructive role in Burkina Faso's stability

Beijing, The Gulf Observer: China is willing to join hands with the international community to play a constructive role in realizing Burkina Faso’s stability and development, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

Mao Ning, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made the remarks at a press conference in response to a question from a press agency on Burkina Faso’s second coup this year, adding that China keeps a close eye on the current situation.

China respects the choices made by people in Burkina Faso, and believes they have the ability to deal with their internal affairs and realize and maintain peace and stability, she said.

A second coup took place in Burkina Faso on September 30. Army Captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, dissolved the government and the transitional congress, and planned to elect the new transitional president.

Traore on Wednesday said Burkina Faso will respect a transition timeline agreed between his predecessor and West Africa regional bloc Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS), according to press agencies.