“The matter was never addressed” and “the Government does not accept entering into any negotiations in this regard”, announced the Cape Verdean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Regional Integration, in a statement.

The reaction came after the British newspaper The Times reported, on Monday, that Cape Verde and Angola will be on a list of countries that could be approached by the United Kingdom, if negotiations with other countries (such as Costa Rica, Armenia, Ivory Coast, and Botswana) to send migrants, according to official documents obtained through an information leak.

The British Government's proposed law to deport illegal immigrants to Rwanda returned to the House of Commons for a new series of debates and votes on amendments approved in the House of Lords.