France committed to development of Comoros
The Comoros – Meeting between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and Mr Azali Assoumani, President of the Comoros – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 4 October 2016
The French President today hosted a meeting with Mr Azali Assoumani, President of the Comoros. He congratulated him on his election and paid tribute to the country’s institutional stability.
François Hollande confirmed France’s commitment to the development of the Comoros. He said France and the European Union would like to step up their cooperation in the areas of health, access to water, education, environmental protection and renewable energy production. He said he had entrusted MM. Xavier Darcos and Jean-Jack Queyranne, former members of the French government responsible for cooperation and Overseas France respectively, with the task of listening and dialogue and then with implementing this action plan.
The Head of State also signalled France’s desire to combat illegal migration more effectively.
The two heads of state also reviewed shared challenges such as security, the fight against terrorism, climate change and Francophony./.