Comoros – Mayotte – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Mayotte senators and deputies (23 October 2017)

On October 23, the minister for Europe and foreign affairs welcomed elected officials from Mayotte, at their request. The goal was to continue consultations begun on September 28 at the Ministry for Overseas France on the roadmap produced by the France-Comoros High Joint Council.

On this occasion, Mr. Le Drian reaffirmed the reciprocal commitments taken on September 12 by Comoros and France to create conditions favorable to the safe, regular movement of individuals and to combat illegal migration and trafficking.

Following the decision taken in September to delay the implementation of the roadmap, an agreement was reached today with elected officials from Mayotte to continue close consultations in order to help advance the dialogue with the Comorian authorities.

The minister for Europe and foreign affairs also expressed his wish to see the elected officials of Mayotte included in the work of the future joint commission on development issues and at upcoming meetings of the High Joint Council.

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