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Myanmar: Demonstrations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 184445, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support he has offered his counterpart in Myanmar since the pro-democracy demonstrations in that country on 27 March 2021.

Answered on

27 April 2021

The UK has been clear in its condemnation of the coup which took place in Myanmar on 1 February 2021 and subsequent violence by the military which has left 750 people dead. We have coordinated statements through the G7 and UN Security Council, where we secured a Presidential Statement condemning the violence and calling for respect for the democratic transition. The UK stands in solidarity with all those calling for a return to democracy. The Foreign Secretary and I, as Minister for Asia, have spoken to a wide range of counterparts, including the US, France, Germany and Japan. We have also engaged with partners in ASEAN, including with the ASEAN Secretary General, to seek a strong and coordinated response. We welcome ASEAN's Five Point Plan on Myanmar and agree with ASEAN Leaders that the violence must end immediately. We have provided a platform for pro-democracy voices at the UN Human Rights Council and UN Security Council. In response to the military's appalling human rights violations, the UK has imposed sanctions on two key military linked conglomerates that fund the military's actions, and on nine senior military figures.