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Myanmar: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 73836, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in response to the military escalation in Myanmar.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The UK is gravely concerned at escalating conflict across the country, particularly in Chin, Sagaing and Magwe. Significant troop movements by the Myanmar Armed Forces and multiple civilian casualties have been reported in these areas.

The UK is calling for a peaceful and inclusive resolution to the crisis. In response to escalating conflict we convened the Council again on 8 November, securing a strong press statement on violence, humanitarian access and the role of ASEAN. We reiterate our support for the ASEAN Five Point Consensus, noting in particular the call for a cessation of violence. We will continue our engagement with the wider international community to support a lasting solution for the people of Myanmar.