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Myanmar: United Nations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL15015, tabled on 16 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with (1) international partners, and (2) Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries, to encourage the government of Myanmar to allow the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar to access that country.

Answered on

29 April 2021

We welcome the strong statements from the UN Secretary General in response to the coup and subsequent violence. We are working with his office, and with partners including ASEAN, to explore all options such as a high-level UN Special Envoy visit to seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis. The Minister for Asia has met the United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar to discuss the UK's concern at the coup and how we can ensure a coordinated international response.