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Place in news: Comoros

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  • March 18, 2021
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Place in news: Comoros

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – International Relations 

In news

  • Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa arrived at port of Anjouan in Comoros with 1,000 metric tonnes of rice. 
  • This highlights the ties between India and Comoros within the framework of PM Modi’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for all in the Indian Ocean Region).

Important value additions 

  • The Comoros is an island country in the Indian Ocean.
  • 3 major islands in the Comoros Archipelago: Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Mohéli) and Ndzuani (Anjouan)
  • It is situated in the Mozambique Channel, between the African coast (nearest to Mozambique and Tanzania) and Madagascar, with no land borders. 
  • It is a member of the Arab League. 
  • It is the only country in the Arab world which is entirely in the Southern Hemisphere. 
  • It is also a member state of the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Indian Ocean Commission.

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