MORONI – Government-to-government and people-to-people ties between the United States and the Union of Comoros hold great potential to improve the everyday lives of the Comorian people. To further those ties, U.S. Ambassador Claire A. Pierangelo and Union of the Comoros Minister of Foreign Affairs Dhoihir Dhoulkamal affirmed the bonds of friendship between the two countries by signing the U.S.-Comoros Joint Statement on Cooperation at the President’s office in Moroni today. Comorian President Azali and seven key cabinet ministers were present, including those responsible for finance, interior, defense, agriculture, energy, environment, and telecommunications.
This joint statement sets out a vision for how strengthening the partnership between the two countries will advance the shared goals of regional and global peace, prosperity, security, and stability. Further, the agreement reinforces both countries’ commitment to uphold the rules-based international order, promote tolerance, support gender equality and women’s empowerment, strengthen democratic processes, and protect human rights. Enhancing the prosperity of Comoros through sustainable and inclusive development and educational and cultural exchanges is a key aspect of the roadmap laid out in the statement. The agreement also underscores the importance of collaboration between the two countries to respond to regional threats, transnational crime, human trafficking, and illegal fishing.
This joint statement represents an important step in building the relationships between the U.S. and Comorian governments and between the people of the two nations.