Last updated in April 2016
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 2015, Comoros exported to Germany goods worth approximately EUR 1.3 million, mainly agricultural products such as vanilla. Comoros imported from Germany goods worth around EUR 4.2 million, mainly machinery, food and animal feed.
The European Union is Comoros’s principal development partner: development cooperation under the European Development Fund in the areas of transport, governance and vocational training has a volume of EUR 68 million over a period of five years, with Germany making a substantial contribution to this sum.
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.
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).