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Vice President conferred with highest Civilian Honour of Comoros

Vice President conferred with highest Civilian Honour of Comoros 

On 11th October 2019, the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has conferred with ‘The order of the Green Crescent’. It is the highest Civilian Honour of Comoros given by the President of Union of Comoros, Azali Assoumani in Moroni.  

Key Points:

  • This is Naidu’s first-ever high-level official visit to Comoros.  
  • The official visit of Comoros and Sierra Leone was held from 10 October to 14 October.
  • Six agreements on defence, health and culture were also signed by India and Comoros.
  • In this agreement they also decided to exempt each other from Visa for diplomatic and official passport holders for short visits according to both countries.
  • In this agreement they both are agreed on the potential to expand our economic engagements in Health, renewable energy, Information Technology, and maritime security among others. 
  • Comoros and India have a commonality of approach on most of the important issues facing the world community 
  • Comoros and India have consistently supported each other in different multilateral forums.
  • For the year 2018-19 India’s trade with Comoros was at USD 47.11 million. 
  • That is vast potential for trade between India and Comoros. 

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