Comoros – 5th High Joint Council (Paris, 12 September 2017)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State, co-chaired the 5th High Joint Council on September 12 in Paris, together with Mohamed El-Amine Souef, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophonie of the Union of the Comoros.

The discussions were conducted in a trusting and friendly climate, and provided an opportunity, as President Macron and President Azali Assoumani had hoped, to strengthen bilateral dialogue. A road map was established, aimed at promoting human exchanges between the islands of the archipelago within a legal framework and strengthening sea and air links.

It was agreed that a joint committee should be convened in Moroni by the end of the year in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation.