moroni [Comoros]July 10 (ANI): India’s Ambassador to Comoros and Madagascar, Abhay Kumar, on Friday visited Comorian President Azali Assoumani on Moheli Island.
The meeting followed a discussion on the strengthening of bilateral relations between India and Comoros over the past three years and they agreed to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.
Kumar attended the Comoros 47th Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday in Moroni and he visited the Minister of Energy, Mr. Ali Ibouroi and they reviewed the ongoing cooperation in the field of production energy in the Comoros.
On Friday, Ambassador Kumar visited Mr. Moctar Hamdani, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts of Comoros, and Afretane Yssoufa, Minister of Road Transport of Comoros. The meeting followed a discussion on strengthening bilateral ties in the tourism sector and infrastructure development.
Kumar discussed on the same day ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the post and telecommunications sector between the two countries during a meeting with Mr. Kalmaldini Souef, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of Comoros.
Ambassador Kumar also met with Mr. Daniel Ali Bandar, Secretary General of the Government of Comoros on Saturday and they discussed ways to advance bilateral relations between India and Comoros.
Comoros is an island strategically located in the Indian Ocean. India established diplomatic relations with Comoros in 1976 and relations between India and Comoros have been cordial and friendly. India does not have a resident mission in Moroni and the mission in Madagascar is concurrently accredited to Comoros.
Bilateral relations between the two countries gained new momentum after the successful visit of the Vice President of India to Moroni from October 10 to 12, 2019, when six new Memoranda of Understanding for cooperation between the two countries were signed and announcements of grants and a Line of Credit (LoC) of $20 million has been granted by the Indian side. (ANI)
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