Vicky Bowman

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 29th November 2022.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with representatives of the (a) State Administrative Council or (b) Armed Forces in Myanmar on the position of the former British Ambassador, Vicky Bowman.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

During Ms Bowman's detention, officials at the British Embassy in Yangon were in contact with the local authorities to maintain consular access and to check on her welfare. We welcome her and others' release from jail in Myanmar on 17 November. All those unjustly imprisoned in Myanmar should be released.

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