HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 c308W
David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on imposing economic and trade sanctions and embargoes upon the Burmese regime; and if he will make a statement. [123214]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

We have long been at the forefront of EU action to maintain and increase targeted pressure on the Burmese regime. The EU Common Position was further strengthened on 16 June and we are currently discussing with EU colleagues what additional economic action is required to encourage national reconciliation, respect for human rights and democracy in Burma.

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