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Burma: India

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Indian government on the situation in Burma. (193463)

We continue to raise Burma regularly with the Indian Government and at the highest levels. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister discussed the situation with Prime Minister Singh during his January visit to India and Burma featured in the joint statement that emerged from that visit. Our high commission in Delhi remains engaged on the issue in its discussions with the Indian Government. We continue to encourage all those with influence on the Burmese regime to keep up pressure for reconciliation and reform, which must allow the full participation of the opposition and ethnic groups.