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Burma: Peace Negotiations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Myanmar counterpart on the ongoing peace process between ethnic-minority armed groups and the government of that country; and what the timeframe is for the next round of talks under the framework of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conferences.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

Our British Ambassador to Burma, discussed the national peace process with the Minister of the Office of State Counsellor on 9 August. He attended the most recent Panglong Peace Conference in July 2018, and met a range of parties to the National Ceasefire Agreement, to express UK support for negotiations towards a peace settlement. The Burmese government has said it plans to hold a further three peace conferences by the end of 2019.

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