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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 204087, tabled on 4 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had regarding Burma at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Answered on

11 July 2014

I met Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw during the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 13 June 2014. We discussed a series of bilateral issues and I raised a range of human rights concerns. I welcomed the Burmese government's attendance at the Summit and urged them to follow-up quickly with a credible action plan that involved the military. I also raised our deep concern about the situation in Rakhine and the plight of the Rohingya. I highlighted our concern over political prisoners in Burma and encouraged the Burmese government to reform the constitution.