Vera Baird QC MP, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Burma, said:
“I am delighted that Burma is being discussed at the UN Security Council with the support of the British Government.
“The all-party parliamentary group on Burma and the British Burmese community has been energetically lobbying the Government to help put this issue on the agenda of the Security Council.
“As a regime guilty of genocide, international drug trafficking and, according to press reports, seeking nuclear technology – it is clear this is a matter for the UN Security Council.
“I hope this is a first step to taking action that will compel the regime to release Aung San Suu Kyi, allow full access to humanitarian organisations and to begin a meaningful transfer to democracy.
“Burma is an important issue for all British political parties, with 197 MPs having signed a recent Parliamentary motion calling for UN action.”
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