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Burma

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to build support for a new UN Security Council resolution on Burma among EU member states. (115897)

We are working with the United States and members of the Security Council to build support for a UN Security Council resolution on Burma. All five European member states currently on the UN Security Council have indicated their support for a resolution. However the resolution was not adopted, as two permanent members of the Security Council—China and Russia—voted against, as did South Africa.