Comoros. In April, President and Chief Minister Azali
Assoumani fired Foreign Minister Mohamed Bacar Dossar.
Instead, Souef Mohamed el-Amine took over the ministerial
post he held twice before.
During the year, a project was underway within the
agricultural sector that is important for the country. A
large part of Comoros' export income comes from the sale of
vanilla, cloves and ylang-ylang, which are used, among other
things, in the manufacture of perfume. According to
Countryaah.com, the project was
supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
and the International Trade Center (ITC). An important part
of the project is that growers who previously had difficulty
getting bank loans now have access to capital, which makes
it possible to invest in the business so that it can grow.