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Myanmar: Military Coups

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13003, tabled on 4 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China about the political situation in Myanmar since the UN Security Council statement condemning the military coup in Myanmar was not adopted.

Answered on

16 February 2021

The UK was pleased to secure a strong statement from the UN Security Council on the situation in Myanmar. This was the first such statement since 2008. China has an important role to play as a key regional partner for Myanmar. We welcome its agreement to such a strong statement, and have made it clear that there must be a coordinated response to ensure that the security situation does not further deteriorate. We will continue to work to ensure a strong response from the Council and urge China to live up to its international responsibilities.