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Myanmar: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL594, tabled on 25 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to table a UN Security Council Resolution to secure a comprehensive global arms embargo on Myanmar.

Answered on

9 June 2021

The UK is a longstanding supporter of an arms embargo on Myanmar.  We are clear that no one should sell arms to Myanmar.  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 Myanmar Security Forces.  The UK as chair of the G7, demonstrating its leadership worked to secure a strong G7 Foreign & Development Ministers communique 5 May urging countries to prevent the sale of arms and technical assistance to the Tatmadaw. We will continue to work closely with partners and through multilateral institutions, such as the UN Security Council, to apply pressure on those who sell arms to the military.