A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States arrived in Burkina Faso on Saturday, a security source said, one day after it suspended the country over the region’s latest coup.
Rebel soldiers seized Burkina president Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Monday amid rising public anger at his failure to stem jihadist violence ravaging the impoverished nation.
It marked the third military coup in a West African country in just 18 months.
The security source told AFP that the ECOWAS delegation arrived in Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Saturday morning.
“They are already in a closed-door working session. No statement is planned,” the source said on condition of anonymity.
The delegation is composed of representatives from Benin, Togo and Ghana, and is led by ECOWAS peace and security commissioner Francis Behanzin of Benin, it added.
The delegation would “evaluate the situation before the arrival of another mission next week,” the source said.