The United States established diplomatic relations with Comoros in 1977, following its 1975 independence from France. The United States and Comoros enjoy friendly relations. The United States seeks to help counter piracy and terrorism in the Indian Ocean region through maintaining a strong bilateral relationship with Comoros and enhancing its maritime security. The United States does not maintain an embassy in Comoros. The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Madagascar is also accredited to Comoros.