British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 13 February 2024.

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Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK and Mauritius are continuing negotiations with Mauritius over the British Indian Ocean Territory.

The UK's priority is to ensure the long term continued effective operation of the joint UK/US military base on Diego Garcia. Mauritius has also publicly committed to this goal.

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