The military officer in Mali are discussing with Senegal over the possible deportation of detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to Senegal.
The development was revealed by a Malian military source who spoke with Sputnik.
“There are talks with Senegal on his (Keita’s) deportation (to Senegal)” the source said on late Thursday.
Recall that the coup started on Tuesday at the Kati military base near the Malian capital of Bamako.
The Mali President, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, and some other senior government officials we’re detained by military.
Following the coup in the country, Keita dissolved his cabinet and announced his resignation from office.
The rebel leaders established the National Committee for the Salvation of the People as Mali’s new governing body.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) announced on Thursday plans to send a high-ranking delegation to Mali to help restore constitutional order in the country.
ECOWAS wants to seek the reinstatement of Keita as the Malian president.