British Virgin Islands: Diplomatic Relations:Written question - 278430

Asked on: 17 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Virgin Islands: Diplomatic Relations
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with the British Virgin Islands.
Answered by: Christopher Pincher
Answered on: 31 July 2019

As a British Overseas Territory, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has no international legal personality separate from that of the United Kingdom, therefore no "diplomatic relations" exist in the traditional sense of the term. The United Kingdom and the BVI, along with the other Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies form an undivided realm. The roles of the United Kingdom, the Governor and the elected government are set out in the Constitution of the BVI. As with all Overseas Territories, the United Kingdom Government works in partnership with the government of the BVI across a wide range of issues.

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