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Myanmar: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13799, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the UN Secretary-General to lead a high level delegation to Myanmar to exert political and diplomatic pressure on the military to (1) desist from further use of force in response to protests, (2) step down, and (3) seek a political solution that recognises the legitimate will of the people of that country as expressed in the elections in November 2020.

Answered on

16 March 2021

The UK values the close cooperation with ASEAN partners on this. ASEAN has an important role to play. We welcome the statement from the informal ASEAN meeting on 2 March which stressed ASEAN's commitment to seeking a resolution in line with their principles on the rule of law, good governance, and the principles of democracy and constitutional government as set out in the ASEAN charter. I formally met the Secretary General of ASEAN and discussed the UK's extreme concern regarding the military coup in Myanmar and the detention of civil society and members of the elected government.