Putin Appoints Igor Martynov as Head of Russian Diplomatic Mission in Burkina Faso

03 May

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Igor Martynov as the head of the Russian embassy in Burkina Faso, which resumed operations in December 2023. The corresponding decree was published on the legal information portal.


The document states, "To appoint Igor Martynov Igor Alexandrovich as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Burkina Faso."


The Russian Embassy resumed its activities in Ouagadougou in December 2023 after a hiatus of 31 years. Putin had outlined plans to reopen Russian embassies in Burkina Faso and Equatorial Guinea during the plenary session of the Russia-Africa summit. He underscored that this move would serve as a tangible and practical step towards significantly enhancing cooperation with African nations in political, business, humanitarian, cultural, and tourism realms.



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Based on materials from TASS