Burkina Faso FM 'in good condition'

There is no need for concerns on health of Foreign Minister Bassole, said executive assistant Dicko.

Burkina Faso FM 'in good condition'

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Executive Assistant to Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole, Amadou Dicko on Thursday said that there was no need for concerns on the health of Foreign Minister Bassole.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara's Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Dicko underlined that Bassole was currently in good health condition.

"Our minister feels fine. It was probably because he was too tired when he fainted. Thank God, he was taken under treatment and he feels well now," Dicko said.

Dicko added that Bassole would return to his hotel on Thursday night.

Bassole fainted earlier in the day during a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara.

"You were following the conference live; I was under the impression that he became unwell during the Q&A session but I thought it was due to a problem in translation. Then the minister fainted. Afterwards we came to hospital," Davutoglu told reporters when leaving the Ataturk Hospital.

The minister said Minister Bassole's illness was temporary and he was thoroughly examined.

"Since he is our guest in Turkey, we will not let him leave until we are sure of his health. We will continue to entertain him here. The doctors said there was nothing to worry about," he said.

While at hospital, Davutoglu also underwent an x-ray examination of his knee which he bruised while trying to prevent his counterpart from falling down.

Bassole will stay in Turkey for the next two days. Next week on Tuesday, he and Davutoglu will attend an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Jeddah. 

Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2013, 09:22
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