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Myanmar: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4542, tabled on 30 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Joint Statement on increasing violence in Myanmar, published on 26 November, what assessment they have made of whether the government of Australia is upholding its commitment “to suspend all operational support to the military”; and what representations they intend to make on that matter.

Answered on

14 December 2021

The UK is working closely with international partners to keep a spotlight on escalating violence and serious human rights violations by the Myanmar Armed Forces. The Joint Statement on 26 November is a clear example of this close collaboration. The Australian Government does not provide operational support to the Myanmar military, and has been consistent in its calls for all countries to cease the transfer of arms to the military regime. We worked closely with Australia to secure the UN General Assembly Resolution on the situation in Myanmar on 18 June, which called on all UN Member States to prevent the flow of arms to Myanmar. We are working closely with Australia to put pressure on those who sell arms to the military regime.