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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.

U.S.-COMOROS RELATIONS 

The United States established diplomatic relations with the Comoros in 1977, following its 1975 independence from France. The United States and the Comoros enjoy friendly relations. The United States seeks to help counter piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region through maintaining a strong bilateral relationship with the Comoros and enhancing its maritime security. The United States does not maintain an embassy in the Comoros. The U.S. Ambassador in Madagascar is also accredited to the Comoros. 

U.S. Assistance to Comoros 

U.S. security assistance to the Comoros focuses on training its military and security forces and developing a maritime defense force. The Peace Corps re-established a presence in the Comoros in 2015. 

Bilateral Economic Relations 

The Comoros is eligible for 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 the Comoros is a member. 

Comoros Membership in International Organizations 

The Comoros and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. The Comoros also is an observer to the World Trade Organization, and is a member of the African Union, Francophonie, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League, and the Indian Ocean Commission. 

Bilateral Representation 

The U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar also is accredited to the Comoros. Principal embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List. 

The 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. 

More information about the Comoros is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here: 

CIA World Factbook Comoros Page 
U.S. Embassy
History of U.S. Relations With Comoros
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Country Page 
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics 
Library of Congress Country Studies 
Travel Information

U.S. Department of State

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