Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2016-09-13.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Burma about establishing a federal democracy to address the political needs of ethnic nationalities.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

We have not held any discussions with the government of Burma on federal democracy in Burma. The political character of Burma’s state is a sovereign matter for the people of Burma and their democratically elected leaders to decide. However the UK Government is supporting the peace initiative launched by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. We regard this as the best forum in which all parties can express their political grievances and enter into a dialogue about how to reconcile their differences.