Written Question on Burma: Politics and Government

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Date Title Questioner
30 Oct 2018, 4:44 p.m. Burma: Politics and Government Nick Thomas-Symonds


What recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Myanmar.

Answer (Mark Field)

The Foreign Secretary visited Burma in September, including Rakhine. The situation is grave. He met Aung San Suu Kyi and told her clear accountability for those responsible for atrocities was critical. The UK initiated the EU’s new sanctions on seven military commanders and a strengthened arms embargo. The Foreign Secretary told the Foreign Affairs Council we would likely need to take further action in response to the UN Fact Finding Mission report. We are now discussing options for further EU sanctions with member states, including whether to sanction the Commander-in-Chief and his Deputy.

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