Canada - Union of the Comoros Relations

Diplomatic relations and official representation

Canada and the Union of the Comoros established diplomatic relations in 1977.

The Canadian High Commission in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania represents Canada in the Comoros, and the Comoros are represented in Canada by its embassy in New York in the United States. There is also an honorary consul in Campbellville, Ontario.

Bilateral Relations

Most contacts between Canada and the Comoros are carried out through the Francophonie and other multilateral bodies. The Comoros went through a precarious period following its independence from France in 1975, with some twenty coups or attempted coups. The most recent, in March 2008, was resolved through the intervention of the Comorian army and the African Union. In 2011, a peaceful political transition led to the election of President Ikililou Dhoinine. Prime Minister Harper sent President Dhoinine a letter congratulating him on his election victory.

Development Assistance

The Comoros receives no development aid from Canada. Comorians are eligible for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP) that allows students in developing countries in the Francophonie to study in Canada.   

Commerce

In 2012, Canadian exports were estimated at $474,006, and imports at $415,144.

July 2013


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