A joint communiqué to this effect was signed at the headquarters of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN in the witness of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. The communiqué was inked by head of the Vietnam Mission Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga and head of the Comoros’s Permanent Mission to the UN Ambassador Mohamed Soilihi Soilih.
Accordingly, the two sides agreed to exchange diplomatic representatives at the Ambassadorial level and apply the 1961 Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.
The Comoros, known officially as the Union of the Comoros is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Its capital is Moroni, on Grande Comore.
At 1,660 km2 (640 sq mi), the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. The population is estimated at 798,000 and was first inhabited by Bantu speakers who came from East Africa, supplemented by Arab and Austronesian immigration. It became a French colony in the 19th century before becoming independent in 1974 and has three official languages – Comorian, Arabic and French with religion of the majority of the population, Islam. Agriculture contributes 40% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.
The Comoros is the world’s largest producer of ylang-ylang (an extract from trees of same name used in Aromatherapy and making perfumes), and a large producer of vanilla.
The Comoros is the only state to be a member of the African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League and the Indian Ocean Commission.