Israel in talks to normalize ties with Comoros

Comoros is a Muslim-majority member of the Arab League and the only Arab country entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

 View of Comoros taken during ISS Expedition 56. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
View of Comoros taken during ISS Expedition 56.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Israel and Comoros, an island country off the eastern coast of Africa, are in talks to establish diplomatic relations, a senior diplomatic source confirmed Monday.

A Muslim-majority country about a 10th of the size and population of Israel, the Union of the Comoros is a member of the Arab League and the only Arab country entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

The US brought Israel and Comoros together for normalization talks, and they have continued bilaterally.

Israel views the negotiations as a continuation of the momentum of the Abraham Accords, the peace and normalization agreements between Israel and four Arab states last year.

 The Comoros islands flag (credit: REUTERS/EDGARD GARRIDO) The Comoros islands flag (credit: REUTERS/EDGARD GARRIDO)