HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c155W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burmese Government about the treatment of the Karen people. [19293]

Mr. Goodlad

With our EU partners, we have expressed our concerns about the treatment of the Karen people directly to the ruling military regime in Burma, the State Law and Order Restoration Council. We called in the Burmese ambassador on 17 February to reinforce the EU action and to urge SLORC to call an immediate halt to the current offensive. On 10 March the EU issued a statement condemning the attacks and calling upon SLORC to find a swift and peaceful solution to the ethnic minority problem in Burma.

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