MORONI – A strong relationship between the United States and Comoros promotes Comorian peace, security, and prosperity. Following on the U.S.-Comoros Joint Statement signed in February 2023, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Tobias Glucksman visited Comoros May 8 – 9 to support Comorian efforts to become a stronger and more prosperous democracy.
Mr. Glucksman and his delegation met with Minister of Defense Youssouf Mohamed Ali; Minister of Energy, Water, and Hydrocarbons Ali Ibouroi; and other government officials to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen the bilateral relationship. At the U.S. Independence Day celebration May 9, Mr. Glucksman, speaking alongside Minister of Foreign Affairs Dhoulkamal, expressed how pleased he was “to see so much progress already made in the last two years to deepen relations between the United States and Comoros, particularly cooperation in the fields of sustainable economic development, energy, education, and health.” Pointing to several U.S. businesses actively exploring major investments in Comoros, Glucksman emphasized that “around the world, U.S. companies bring with them quality investment, high business standards, and advanced technology. U.S. companies are also well known for investing in local communities, creating jobs in the local economy, and protecting the environment.”
Glucksman congratulated Comoros and President Azali for assuming the Chair of the African Union in 2023, emphasizing that the United States wants Comoros to be successful in this role and work together to advance shared goals for Africa. He reinforced that the United States is eager to build upon the recently signed U.S.-Comoros Joint Statement on Cooperation which sets out a vision for how the two nations can partner to create opportunities to further peace, security, and prosperity in Comoros, the region, and the world.