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U.S. Relationship

U.S.-Comoros Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with the Comoros in 1977, following its 1975 independence from France. The U.S. and the Comoros enjoy friendly relations. The U.S. 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 U.S. 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. The U.S. has signed a trade and investment framework agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, of which the Comoros is a member.

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