Rockhopper diplomacy for Chief Islander

Report and photographs from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy


On 21st July, Chief Islander James Glass had a face-to-face ‘bilateral’ meeting with the UK’s minister for the Overseas Territories.


Photo shows James with Amanda Milling at the FCDO on 21st July


At the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London, James Glass and Amanda Milling discussed topics ranging from shipping links to vaccines, and export tariffs to development funding.


Minister Milling showed a keen interest in Tristan’s concerns – and was delighted to be presented with a knitted rockhopper penguin that James had brought for her all the way from the South Atlantic.