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Myanmar: Arms Trade

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4543, 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 steps they have taken to hold the statement’s signatories accountable for investments in companies that continue to arm the Myanmar military.

Answered on

14 December 2021

All the signatories of the 26 November Joint Statement have made a public commitment to prevent the flow of arms to Myanmar. We are working with our partners to call on others to make similar commitments. The UK provides robust advice to UK companies and businesses to help them avoid exposure to military linked companies. We also have extensive targeted sanctions on the military's businesses. We will continue to encourage the wider international community to take similar measures.