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Myanmar: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13798, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mobilise the international community in support of a global arms embargo on Myanmar.

Answered on

12 March 2021

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. The UK played a key role in securing and strengthening an EU arms embargo on Myanmar following the 2017 Rohingya crisis. Since we left the EU we have transitioned this into domestic law. The UK autonomous Myanmar sanctions regulations prohibit the provision of military related services, including the provision of technical assistance, to or for the benefit of the Tatmadaw. We are working closely with partners to apply pressure to those selling arms to the Tatmadaw.