Aung San Suu Kyi

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific (a) requested and (b) held a one-to-one meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi during his visit to Burma in November 2017.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

‚ÄčEmbassy officials explored the possibility of a one-on-one meeting with State Counsellor ‚ÄčAung San Suu Kyi during the ASEM Conference on 20-21 November 2017 but this was not possible. However, the Minister of State addressed her directly in his ASEM speeches, and held meetings with senior Burmese ministers, including the Minister of Defence U Sein Win, the State Counsellor's Chief of Staff U Kyaw Tin Swe and the Deputy Foreign Minister U Kyaw Tin.

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