Last updated in July 2014
German-Comorian relations are basically sound and amicable but not very intensive.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 2 February 1978. The German Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, looks after relations with Comoros. The Comorian Embassy in Brussels also takes care of relations with Germany.
In 2013, Comoros exported to Germany goods worth approximately EUR 3.5 million, mainly agricultural products such as vanilla. Comoros imported from Germany goods worth around EUR 4.7 million, mainly machinery, food and animal feed.
In June 2011, Comoros was admitted to the African Union (AU) project Border Management in Sub-Sahara Africa, which is financially supported by Germany and is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The project enabled a number of maritime borders to be demarcated. Comoros receives substantial funding from the European Development Fund, to which Germany makes a major contribution.
German bilateral development cooperation with Comoros, which was terminated in 1992, was worth some EUR 210 million and focused on broadcasting services, health care, agriculture and electrification.
Germany offers scholarships through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).