Former President Jerry John Rawlings is in Burkina Faso on a three-day working visit as part of his role as Chairman of the Thomas Sankara Memorial Committee.
"Mr Rawlings is expected to hold meetings with the Memorial Committee on the status of the monument in honour of the fallen Burkinabe hero (Thomas Sankara)," a statement issued by his office said.
"On Wednesday evening, he held a meeting with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore in Ouagadougou. The two discussed the status of the memorial project and other issues of mutual interest. The former President will on Thursday call on Prime Minister Christoph Dabire.
"Former President Rawlings’ visit will also include a courtesy call on the family of Thomas Sankara and a visit to the site of the Sankara memorial monument. He will also have the opportunity to address the media before returning home".