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China, Burkina Faso sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties

China, Burkina Faso sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Burkina Faso on Saturday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations, after the West African nation severed ties with self-ruled Taiwan.

The deal was signed by the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, and a senior official from Burkina Faso at a state guest house in Beijing in front of reporters.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Adam Jourdan)

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