Burma: Sanctions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to coordinate potential economic sanctions by the EU against the military in Burma with similar sanctions being considered by the US Administration.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The EU and US both retain arms embargoes on Burma. The Foreign Secretary secured agreement at the October EU Foreign Affairs Council to consider additional measures if the situation in Rakhine did not improve. In a press statement on 22 November the US Secretary of State spoke of the US possibly imposing targeted sanctions on Burma. The UK will discuss with EU partners and the US whether further sanctions are required following the UN Secretary-General's 12 December report to the UN Security Council on progress since the 6 November UN Security Council Presidential Statement.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.