Last updated in November 2012
Though basically sound and amicable, German-Comorian relations are not very intensive.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 2 February 1978. Since June 1979, the resident German ambassador in Antananarivo (Madagascar) has also been accredited to the Comoros. The Comorian Embassy in Paris is also responsible for Germany.
In 2011, Comorian exports to Germany were worth approximately EUR 2.4 million. Imports from Germany declined in 2011, to approximately EUR 1.3 million.
A total of around EUR 210 million has so far been made available for Technical and Financial Cooperation with the Comoros (in particular for the health care sector, agriculture, electrification and broadcasting services). The most recent development measure was structural aid provided in 1992 (EUR 1.02 million). In June 2011, the Comoros were 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). This paved the way for the signing of treaties laying down the maritime boundary between Mozambique, Tanzania and Comoros in December 2011.
So far, cultural relations have been limited to scholarship programmes offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and a few cultural projects.