More information about Comoros is available on the Comoros Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Comoros in 1977, following its 1975 independence from France. The United States does not have a full-time diplomatic presence in Comoros, but maintains a strong bilateral relationship through the U.S. ambassador in Madagascar, who is also accredited to Comoros.
U.S. Assistance to Comoros
U.S. security assistance focuses on training the Comorian military and security forces and developing a maritime defense force. The Peace Corps re-established a presence in Comoros in 2015.
Bilateral Economic Relations
Comoros receives preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The United States has signed a trade and investment framework agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), of which Comoros is a member.
Comoros Membership in International Organizations
Comoros and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. Comoros also is an observer to the World Trade Organization, and is a member of the African Union, International Organization of Francophonie, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League, Southern African Development Community and the Indian Ocean Commission.
The U.S. ambassador to Madagascar also is accredited to Comoros. Principal embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List.
Comoros has no embassy in Washington, DC, but has a permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, who also is accredited as ambassador to the United States. The mission is located at 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 495 New York, NY 10017, Telephone: 212-750-1637
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