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Deputy Head of Mission Tobias Glucksman visits the Union of the Comoros

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Deputy Head of Mission Tobias Glucksman visits the Union of the Comoros

What struck me was the warmth and hospitality of the Comorian people, the natural beauty of the islands of the Comoros and the many opportunities that exist for our countries.

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, November 22, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Tobias Glucksman visited Grande Comore (Ngazidja), Mohéli (Mwali) and Anjouan (Nzwani) from November 16 to 19 alongside the commander of the defense attaché Jorge Garcia, the chief from the Office of Security Cooperation Ty-Jebeck Ruun, Political Assistant and Economic Chief Joe Narus, and Public Affairs Officer Ryan Bradeen. Through this official visit, DCM Glucksman and the U.S. delegation sought to strengthen U.S.-Comoros relations, explore new opportunities for cooperation, and advance our common goal of a more prosperous future for all. Comorian people.

“This is my first visit to the Union of the Comoros,” said DCM Glucksman, “and what struck me was the warmth and hospitality of the Comorian people, the natural beauty of the Comoros Islands and the many opportunities that exist for our countries to deepen cooperation on a range of issues.

Building on the October trip by US Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt to the Comoros, the US delegation continued to engage on issues of human rights and democracy, trade and investment, environmental protection and conservation and maritime safety. In Moroni, he met Interior Minister Mahamoud Fakridine and Justice Minister Djae Ahamada Chanfi with whom he discussed a wide range of issues, including trafficking in persons and religious tolerance. DCM Glucksman also visited the US Peace Corps office to learn more about their efforts in Comoros. In Anjouan and Moehli, he met with local NGOs and national park officials to learn more about the work they are doing to preserve the natural and marine resources of the Comoros.

As part of the delegation, Defense Attaché Commander Garcia met with Comorian defense officials in Grande Comore, Mohéli and Anjouan to discuss ways to strengthen our security cooperation. Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the Comoros to continue our partnership for the American Corner. The American Corner is a hub for English language learning and resources on American culture and values ​​as well as for study or exchange opportunities in the United States.

“Between its rich human capital and its magnificent natural environment, I think the future of Comoros is bright,” said DCM Glucksman.

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