“Burkina Faso and the Sahel Crisis: What Options for Italian Foreign Policy?”, Marco Davì (IAI, Italy)

Despite a limited footprint in Africa, Italy has also recently strengthened its engagements in the Sahel, including the 2019 high-profile visits of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to Niger and Chad; that of former Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta in Niger; and the visit by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Emanuela Del Re in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.

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