Comoros – Conversation between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his counterpart (8 February 2021)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke with Dhoihir Dhoulkamal, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in charge of the Diaspora, of the Union of Comoros, on February 8.

The minister spoke with his counterpart about the health situation in the Comoros. He reaffirmed France’s support and commitment with respect to providing material assistance in order to help the Comoros deal with this new wave of the epidemic.

The minister also discussed the implementation of the renewed partnership framework document signed on July 22, 2019, through which France and the Union of Comoros made reciprocal commitments with respect to the fight against uncontrolled population movements and the saving of human lives at sea. He underscored the importance of strengthening the joint management by France and the Comoros of the flow of people and of continuing the efforts to dismantle human trafficking networks.

The minister also stressed the need for the two parties to intensify their efforts to accelerate the implementation of the development plan which should directly benefit the Comorian people.