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    The Union of the Comoros was admitted to SADC at the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in August 2017, then became a full member at the 38th Summit of Heads of State and Government on August 2018 in Windhoek Namibia.

    The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago, composed of 4 islands, located off the east coast of Africa, in the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean. The Grand Comore (Ngazidja), the largest island in the nation-state, is surrounded by beaches and old lava from the active Mount Karthala Volcano. Around the port and the medina of the capital, Moroni, are carved doors and a white colonnade, the Old Friday Mosque, reminiscent of the Arab heritage of these islands.

    Each of the islands has an economic and tourist potential characterized by the abundance of Arab and African cultures. The Comoros is a country of peace and security and whose economic wealth, based in particular on agriculture, tourism and the blue economy, remains untapped and to be discovered.

    Despite its status as a Small Island Developing State (PIED), the geostrategic position of the Union of the Comoros, in the great basin of the Indian Ocean, at the crossroads of Africa, Europe, Asia and from Oceania; as well as its membership in major regional and international groups (French, Arabic and English), allow it to widen its furrow in the concert of Nations.

    Country Profile



    Head of State

     H.E Azali Assoumani

    Head of Government ( if applicable) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

     H.E SOUEF Mohamed El-Amine

    Capital City

     Moroni (Grande Comores)

    Independence Day

     July 6, 1975

    Official Languages

     French, Arabic, 


     Comorian franc KMF(member of the Franc Zone)

    Area/Size of country (km²)

    2238 Km2

    Natural resources

     Ylang Ylang, vanille, clous de girofle

    Government website link


    Statistical indicators

     1252 USD/2017 SCN INSEED


    COMOROS SADC National Focal Point


    Mr. Iman Abdillah

    Indian Ocean Cooperation Desk Officer

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Francophonie, in charge of Comorians Abroad

    Independence Place


    Tel: + 269 773 41 21

    Mobile: + 269 328 53 99 /438 53 99

    Email: abdillahimam@gmail.com /sadc.comores@gmail.com

    : abdillahimam@gmail.com


    H.E Chamsidine Mhadjou


    Embassy of the Union of Comoros in South Africa

    200 Beckett Street

    Arcadia, 0083


    Cell: +27 76 181 9433

    Email: cmhadjou@yahoo.fr