Mauritius’ claim to disputed islands concerns Chagos community in Seychelles

The Chagos community in Seychelles has expressed concerns over demands from the Mauritian government that the Chagos islands are returned back to Mauritius. 

Pierre Prosper, chairperson of the Chagos association in Seychelles, told SNA on Tuesday that Mauritius primary interest is commercial and nothing to do with the welfare of the Chagos community.

“Our opinion on this matter is that they are not interested with the plight of the Islanders. This is clear today as we look at the conditions, especially the living conditions and welfare of the Chagossians living in Mauritius,” he said.

Source: Seychelles News Agency