President of Comoros Azali Assoumani. Reuters

June 26, 2017

President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani confirmed that his country stands with Saudi Arabia against all forms of terrorism targeting it no matter from which side.

He said that the Kingdom plays a pivotal role in achieving political and security stability at the regional and international levels; noting that on the bilateral level, both countries have embassies and ambassadors to strengthen the relations.

Regarding the projects between the two countries, Assoumani said that the relationship between the two countries has been governed by a number of agreements in various political, military, economic and defense fields as well as projects and aids implemented by the Kingdom in the Comoros through the Saudi Fund for Development.

He added that there are various projects, including infrastructure, and said that Comoros is looking forward to implementing more cooperation plans between the two countries.

Assoumani stressed that his country will not allow Iran to force its people to become Shi’ites.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat while he was visiting Makkah, the Comorian President said that boycotting Qatar is a must because “we support Saudi Arabia since it is the land of the Two Holy Mosques, it unifies Arab and Gulf parties and plays a significant role in combating terrorism and achieving political, security and economic stability in the region.”

President Azali said that the appointment of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Prince Mohammed bin Salman to become the crown prince means boosting political and economic stability and security in the Kingdom and its role in the region.

He praised the initiatives and the strategic political and economic visions proposed by Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

On the other hand, Assoumani said that Iran exploited the situation to carry out its Shi’ite agenda in one of the Comorian islands, but he stressed that his country will not allow Iran to pass its agenda in Comoros.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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