To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Minister for Asia's visit to Cambodia in January 2022, whether the Minister made representations to her Cambodian counterparts on the situation in Myanmar during that visit; and whether she made representations to those counterparts on the Government's support for the position of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Myanmar as ASEAN Chair during that visit.
14 January 2022
I was in Cambodia between 9-11 January. In my meetings with members of the Cambodian Government, including Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, I reaffirmed the UK's support for ASEAN leadership on the situation in Myanmar, and pressed on the importance of the Five Point Consensus.
I expressed concern at the escalating violence in Myanmar and urged Cambodia to use its ASEAN Chairmanship in 2022 to move towards a lasting solution to the crisis.