Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger sign mutual defense pact

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The pact, known as the Alliance of Sahel States, states that any aggression against one of the contracted parties will be considered an attack on all parties.

It is worth noting that all three countries are currently governed by military regimes that came to power through coups. Additionally, these countries were previously part of the G5 Sahel mechanism, supported by France, which aimed to combat terrorist groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

This recent signing of the security pact, which occurred on Saturday, August 16, is seen as a bloc against the ECOWAS’ expressed intention to conduct an armed intervention in Niger with the aim of reinstating ousted President Mohammed Bazoum.

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