Myanmar: Foreign Relations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 10 July 2023.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the level of third-country military support to the Junta in Myanmar; and what discussions has he had with his counterparts in the region on that support.

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

The UK is a longstanding supporter of an arms embargo on Myanmar. We are clear that countries should not sell arms to the Myanmar military. In March 2022, the UK coordinated a joint statement with 47 countries, committing signatories to preventing the flow of arms to Myanmar. In March 2023, the UK announced its fifteenth round of sanctions, targeting those profiting from supplying aviation fuel and military equipment to the military. We raise the Myanmar crisis regularly with international partners bilaterally and in multilateral fora, including at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and G7.

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