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star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Burma on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' assessment of Burma's operations against Rohingya Muslims constituting a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 10010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>Since the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights' statement on 11 September, our Ambassador has raised the situation in Rakhine with Burmese Ministers and has set out our concerns about the violence, the large scale displacement of civilians, and the need for improved humanitarian access. The Foreign Secretary had earlier spoken to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 7 September in similar terms and to underline the need for any allegations of human rights abuses to be investigated. Subsequently, at his press conference on 14 September, the Foreign Secretary described the situation in Rakhine as an “abomination”, and urged the displaced Rohingya to be allowed back and for the abuse of their human rights and killings to stop.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T15:24:07.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T15:24:07.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support discussions with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander in Chief of the Myanmar armed forces on ending the situation in Rakhine state. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Burnley more like this
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Julie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 10274 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>We have not had direct discussions with the Commander in Chief. The Foreign Secretary spoke with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 7 September. He raised our concerns about the continuing violence, the need for any allegations of human rights abuses to be investigated and for humanitarian access to be granted to affected communities. We continue to raise our concerns with the Burmese authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-09-20T14:49:35.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T14:49:35.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Cooper more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Myanmar counterpart on the treatment of the Rohingya people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 107166 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>On 7 and 17 September, the Foreign Secretary spoke to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to express the UK's concerns about the situation in Rakhine and to call for an end to the violence in Rakhine State, safe return for refugees, full humanitarian access and implementation of the Annan Commission's recommendations. On 18 September, the Foreign Secretary hosted a meeting in New York with other Foreign Ministers, Burma's National Security Adviser U Thaung Tun and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, to urge Burma to heed the United Nations Security Council's call for immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine. I reiterated these messages when I met Burma's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs at the UN on 20 September and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 27 September, during my three day visit to Burma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T16:04:16.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T16:04:16.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
768946
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts to support policies to pressure the military of Myanmar to halt human rights abuses against the Rohingya people, including (a) coordinated EU support for a UN mandated global arms embargo on Myanmar, (b) EU-wide visa bans on military personnel with exceptions made only for meetings specifically on human rights, (c) an expansion of the existing EU arms embargo to ban companies from supplying any kind of equipment to the Myanmar military, (d) a ban on new investment in and business relationships with military-owned companies and members of the military and their families, (e) an end, in all EU member states, to any form of Government-based training and co-operation with the military in Myanmar and (f) coordinated EU support for the reinstatement of the Annual General Assembly Resolution on human rights in Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 107269 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>In preparation for the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday 16 October, UK officials have been in discussion with their EU counterparts to consider the EU response to the deterioating situation in Rakhine. Earlier this year the UK argued successfully for the continuation of the EU Arms Embargo for Burma, and will continue to do so. During September the UK has suspended Burmese military visits and defence education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T16:03:08.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T16:03:08.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support EU sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders in response to their role in the Rohingya crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 107795 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>​</p><p>The EU already has in place sanctions on the Burmese military in the form of an arms embargo. This prevents the export of arms and equipment that could be used for internal repression. The UK has been a strong supporter within the EU of the continuing renewal of the arms embargo.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary represented the UK at the 16 October meeting of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council. At this meeting, the EU announced the suspension of visits by the Commander-in-Chief of Burma's armed forces and other senior Burmese military officers, and a review of all practical defence cooperation. This followed the UK's lead in suspending co-operation with the Burmese military announced by the Prime Minister in September. The Council also retained the option of considering additional measures against the Burmese military if the situation in Rakhine did not improve.</p><p>The UK will continue to work actively with partners to ensure the EU continues to contribute to international pressure on Burma's military.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:51:36.88Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:51:36.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to end the violence against Rohingya people in Myanmar; and what support the Government is providing to Bangladesh to support displaced Rohingya refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green more like this
star this property uin 108085 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>​</p><p>The UK has raised Burma three times at the UN Security Council (UNSC) since the outbreak of violence. On 13 September, we secured the first agreed UNSC press elements on Burma in eight years, which called on the Burmese authorities to stop the violence and allow humanitarian access. The Security Council discussed Burma in an open session on 28 September. We are considering with other Council members what further steps are needed.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary convened a meeting of foreign ministers at the UN on 18 September which echoed the Security Council's call for an end to the violence. I reiterated this call at the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation's ministerial meeting on 19 September where the UK was praised for its humanitarian and political leadership in response to this crisis.</p><p>The UK supported the UN Human Rights Council's decision in September to extend the mandate of its Fact-Finding Mission to Burma to cover the recent outbreak of violence in Rakhine.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary represented the UK at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 16 October, securing agreement by member states to the suspension of all Burmese military visits to the EU and a review of all defence cooperation, and to consider additional measures if the situation in Rakhine does not improve. This followed the UK's lead in suspending co-operation with the Burmese military announced by the Prime Minister in September.</p><p>The UK is the largest bilateral donor in Bangladesh supporting displaced Rohingya refugees and the vulnerable communities which host them. DFID has worked for a number of years in Cox's Bazar, and has stepped up efforts since the latest wave of Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh from Burma following the outbreak of violence in Rakhine on 25 August. DFID has committed an additional £42 million to support the latest influx of refugees from Rakhine with the most recent tranche of £12m, which I announced at a UN pledging conference in Geneva on 23rd October, and will match £5 million of UK public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) emergency appeal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:48:37.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:48:37.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to (a) attend and (b) make representations at the next meeting of EU Ministers at which the persecution of the Rohingya is scheduled to be discussed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 108621 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary represented the UK at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 16 October, securing agreement to the suspension of all Burmese military visits to the EU and a review of all defence cooperation, and to consider additional measures if the situation in Rakhine does not improve. This followed the Government's own announcement on 19 September that the UK would suspend practical defence co-operation with the Burmese military and visits by senior military officers to the UK.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary routinely attends EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings. He is committed to maintaining international attention and ensuring action on the situation of the Rohingya, and so would make representations at future meetings where the situation of the Rohingya is being discussed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T14:46:22.27Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T14:46:22.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on ethnic cleansing of Muslim refugees in Myanmar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 113149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is deeply concerned by the treatment of the Rohingya of Rakhine State, following the military's violent operation that prompted more than 600,000 Rohingya people to flee into Bangladesh. The Foreign Secretary has spoken to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi three times since the start of the crisis, most recently on 21 October, to make clear this situation is completely unacceptable, and to call on her to resolve the crisis. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific pressed Burma's Defence Minister to ensure accountability for the perpetrators of human rights violations when they met on 20 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T17:51:03.957Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T17:51:03.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Bangladesh on offering Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar secured settlement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 113150 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>​The UK has consistently called on the Government of Bangladesh at official and Ministerial level to grant the Rohingya community in Bangladesh formal refugee status. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific raised this point when he met the Bangladesh High Commissioner Nazmul Quaunine and the B​angladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque on 2 November. He also visited Bangladesh on 27 and 28 September.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-11-23T17:48:38.267Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-23T17:48:38.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Burma on allegations of mass rape in Rohingya women and children in Rakhine State. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 113590 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has repeatedly been clear about the need for the Burmese authorities to end the violence in Rakhine. This includes sexual violence. He has made these calls in telephone conversations with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 7 and 17 September, and 21 October; and to the Burmese National Security Advisor and Deputy Foreign Minister at a meeting of foreign ministers he convened at the UN on 18 September.</p><p>I met Burma's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 20 September at the UN and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma on 27 September, and reiterated the same messages. Our Ambassador and Embassy officials in Rangoon have regularly raised concerns with Burmese Ministers, most recently with the Defence Minister on 31 October.</p><p>Lord Ahmad made a statement at the Human Rights Council on 11 September which made clear the UK strongly condemned the violence in Rakhine, and called on all parties to de-escalate tensions and address the humanitarian crisis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-11-21T17:27:44.167Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T17:27:44.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this