Burma: Politics and Government:Written question - 907367


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Asked on: 30 October 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Burma: Politics and Government
What recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Myanmar.
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 30 October 2018

The Foreign Secretary visited Burma in September, including Rakhine. The situation is grave. He met Aung San Suu Kyi and told her clear accountability for those responsible for atrocities was critical. The UK initiated the EU’s new sanctions on seven military commanders and a strengthened arms embargo. The Foreign Secretary told the Foreign Affairs Council we would likely need to take further action in response to the UN Fact Finding Mission report. We are now discussing options for further EU sanctions with member states, including whether to sanction the Commander-in-Chief and his Deputy.

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