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Burma: Sanctions

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1246, tabled on 5 September 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of financial and travel sanctions against senior Burmese military officials following the Burmese military's recent offensive in Rakhine State.

Answered on

20 September 2017

‚ÄčEU trade, financial and targeted sanctions on Burma were lifted in April 2013, but EU Restrictive measures were retained and renewed this year with UK support. These measures are kept under review. Our focus for the moment is on providing humanitarian assistance, urging restraint by the security forces in Rakhine and a de-escalation of tensions.