Suspected kidnapping of two Australians in Burkina Faso

Media Release

WT010/2016

17 January 2016

The Australian Government is taking the suspected kidnapping of two Australians in Burkina Faso very seriously.

Our thoughts are with the family of the Australians at this difficult time and we ask all to respect their request for privacy.

The safety of the Australians involved is our highest priority. All actions the Australian Government takes will be in the interest of their welfare.

However, I can say that we are working with local authorities through our High Commission in Accra, Ghana, which is responsible for Australian interests in Burkina Faso.

For the safety of the Australians involved we will not be providing further comment at this time.