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Burma: Arms Trade

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support a UN-enforced arms embargo against Myanmar.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The UK is a longstanding supporter of an arms embargo on Myanmar. An EU arms embargo is already in force. In April 2018 the British Government secured a tightening of this to prohibit the export of dual-use goods and to place restrictions on communications equipment and military cooperation. We assess that there is currently insufficient support in the UN Security Council for a UN-enforced arms embargo against Myanmar.

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