After its leaders failed to agree on what action to take against the military juntas in each of those three countries, the West African bloc, ECOWAS, has postponed making a decision on Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.
The leaders of the region, on the other hand, expressed concern about the countries’ deteriorating political and security situations.
Following military takeovers, ECOWAS suspended Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.
After officers staged two coups in less than a year, the EU imposed economic sanctions on Mali. It threatened harsh sanctions against Guinea and Burkina Faso, whose military rulers have proposed a three-year term in office.
Meanwhile, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the EU to consider people in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea who, he claims, have suffered as a result of unconstitutional government changes.
Mr Buhari expressed concern that little progress has been made in finding an acceptable transitional plan in each of the three countries since the last summit on March 25.
According to a UN report released last week, West African sanctions have exacerbated living conditions, particularly for low-income residents.