To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Myanmar on recent attacks on Christians in Kachin in that country.
17 May 2018
The British Ambassador raised the UK's concerns about the treatment of civilians in Kachin State during the current military offensive in his meeting with the Commander in Chief of Burma's military on 3 May.
In a statement published on gov.uk on 11 May the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific expressed concern about the latest military offensive in Kachin and called on the Burmese military to fulfil its duty to respect international humanitarian law, ensure access for humanitarian organisations and allow the 2000 civilians trapped by the fighting to leave to safe areas. He called on all parties to the conflict to cease fighting, protect civilians, and return fully to peace talks.