The Heads of State and Government of the African Union adopted this afternoon (Tuesday 31 January 2017) a resolution renewing the support of the Continent to Mauritius on the Chagos Archipelago.
The Summit has resolved to fully support the action initiated at the level of the United Nations General Assembly by the Government of Mauritius. The objective of this support is to ensure the completion of the decolonisation of Mauritius and to enable it to effectively exercise its sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago, including Diego Garcia. Given the importance of the Chagos issue in the context of the decolonisation process of Africa, the Summit has requested that it remain seized of the matter and has requested that it be kept informed of progress on the matter at the next summit. The Right Honourable Prime Minister is represented at the African Union Summit by the Honourable Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.