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Burma Statement

Asked if the Prime Minister was aware of any evidence that British arms had ended up in the hands of the Burmese Government, the PMS said, re the arms embargo to Burma, that there was currently an EU arms embargo and what the Prime Minister had called for today was a review to ensure that that was properly enforced. He had also talked about beginning discussions with our partners about a wider UN arms embargo on Burma.

Asked about the Prime Minister’s friendship with Aung San Suu Kyi and whether or not the Government had had any direct contact with her, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was a great admirer of Aung San Suu Kyi; she was one of the individuals he wrote about in his book on courage. There had been contact with her family, but it was best to check the details with the Foreign Office.

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