Turkey – Comoros Union of Political Relations
The Comorian League was recognized by us in 1975, when it gained its independence, and in 1979 a diplomatic relationship was established. The Embassy of the Republic of Antananarivo, which was active on April 21, 2010, is also accredited by the Comorian League. The Embassy of Comoros in Cairo is also accredited to my country.
The Comorian Union, a member of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is working closely with our country on international platforms. Turkey, in line with our developing relations in recent years, in Comoros Union of total imports is one of the most important trading partners with a 12% share.
Trade volume between the two countries was US $ 4.8 million in 2016 and US $ 8.8 million in the first 11 months of 2017.
From time to time official visits are taking place from the Comorian Union to my country. In this context, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Al-Anrif Said Hassane attended the presidential turnover ceremony held in Ankara on August 28, 2014.
In addition, Comoros Union’s high-level officials come to my country very frequently, participate in some non-official contacts, and participate in some international conferences.
Abdoulkarim Mohamed, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister responsible for Diaspora, Francophony and Arab World, participated in Comoros Union’s World Humanitarian Summit held on 23-24 May 2016 in our country and held an interview with our minister.
On the other hand, Mohamed Bacar Dossar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Comoros, in Madagascar, with the 16th Francophone Summit held in Antananarivo on 22-27 November 2016, held a bilateral meeting with our Ambassador to Antananarivo.
Antalya Turkey held on 27-28 April 2017 Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and First Vice President of the State Agricultural Business Forum in the Abdou Moustadro participated.
Hamidou Karihila, State Secretary for Cooperation with the Arab League, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Comorian Union, attended the Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held in Istanbul on August 1, 2017.
On December 13, 2017, the Comorian League President Azali Assoumani made a visit to my country to attend the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIT) held in Istanbul.
Humanitarian and technical assistance is provided to the Comoros at a significant rate through our Ministry of Health and TIKA. With the contributions of TIKA, construction of a stadium with athletics track of 2000 persons in Anjuan was completed.
The TİKA Office was opened in April 2017 and the Comoros Union Program Coordinator was also assigned.
Comorian Union has an Honorary Consulate in Istanbul.