The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission issued a communiqué in response to statements broadcast on the national televisions of Mali and Niger, indicating the decision of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger to withdraw from ECOWAS. The Commission clarified that it has not received any direct formal notification from the three member states regarding their withdrawal.
While the ECOWAS Commission acknowledges the broadcasted statements, it emphasizes its commitment to working diligently with Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali for the restoration of constitutional order. The Authority of Heads of State and Government has directed these efforts to address the political impasse. The Commission underscores the importance of these nations as integral members of the ECOWAS Community and expresses dedication to seeking negotiated solutions.
The ECOWAS Commission remains vigilant regarding these developments and assures the public that further announcements will be made as the situation evolves.