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Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings UK Government representatives have had with the Kachin Independence Organisation in the last 12 months.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Officials from our embassy in Rangoon have met senior representatives from the Kachin Independence Organisation several limes over the past 12 months, most recently during January and February 2013. The British Government continues to call on both sides to end hostilities and to continue with efforts to find a lasting peace in Kachin State. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), and I discussed the situation in Kachin with the Burmese Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, during his visit to the UK earlier this month.

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