British Indian Ocean Territory: Military Bases

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 2nd August 2016.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the US administration on the extension of the use of British Indian Ocean Territory by the US for defence and other purposes in accordance with the agreement of 1966.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

We regularly meet the US at senior official level to discuss cooperation on Diego Garcia. The most recent meeting was held in June in Washington.

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