In April this year discussions were held with the Diego Garcia Society about the possibility of a visit to the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) by a group of Chagossians who had settled in the UK. A visit was agreed to take place from 15-
In August, the Chagos Refugees Group met with the Acting Commissioner of BIOT to discuss various issues of concern to Chagossians living in or hoping to live in the UK. Future visits to the territory were also discussed.
On neither occasion was the issue of a return to BIOT by the Chagossians raised. The issue was sub judice following the Government's appeal to the House of Lords.
Our high commissions in Port Louis and Victoria are also regularly in touch with the Chagossian communities in Mauritius and the Seychelles.