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Group of Friends of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what the UK objectives were at the meeting on 19 December 2007 of the Group of Friends of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar; and who represents the UK on the group; (180729)

(2) when the Group of Friends of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar plans to meet next.

Our permanent representative to the UN represented the UK at the first meeting of the Group of Friends.

The UK looked to the group to strengthen and support the UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices mission, maintain international focus on Burma and encourage political reform in that country.

No date has yet been set for the group’s next meeting.