Vietnam supplies 60,000 tons of rice to Comoros annually under a memorandum of understanding on rice trading signed recently between the two countries in 2013. Photo:

Vietnam and the Comoros set up their diplomatic ties in New York, the US, on September 24 (local time).

A joint communiqué to this effect was signed at the headquarters of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN in the witness of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

The communiqué was inked by head of the Vietnam Mission Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga and head of the Comoros Permanent Mission to the UN Ambassador Mohamed Soilihi Soilih.

Accordingly, the two sides agreed to exchange diplomatic representatives at the Ambassadorial level and apply the 1961 Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.

The Comoros is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, east of Africa, with a total area of over 2,000 square kilometres and population of nearly 800,000.

The establishment of diplomatic relationship with the Comoros has brought the number of countries that Vietnam has had official relations with so far to 186.

Source: VNA

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