Kaboré plans to make a short trip to Europe
President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso, who was re-elected in November, is due to travel to Paris on 10 February.
The leader of the August 18 putsch that overthrew Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, Col. Assimi Goita, who is now vice-president of the transition prefers to keep well out of the public eye and relies on a group of hand-picked, mostly military, advisors.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold a vast summit of its member heads of state in Abuja on 23 January under the high patronage of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A virtual summit on 30 November will bring together the heads of state of the G5 Sahel and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to discuss the future of the Sahel military force, the Coalition for the Sahel, and the Takuba special forces operation.
Though the visit to Lomé by the president of the transition Bah N'Daw on 13 November was the first by a top Malian official to the country, very close contacts have been nurtured behind the scenes between the leaders of the putsch and Faure Gnassingbé ever since the coup d'état on 18 August.