Question: Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with the exiled National Unity Government of Myanmar; and what consideration they have given, if any, to formally recognising the National Unity Government of Myanmar as the legitimate government of that country.
Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 15 November 2022: The UK has a longstanding policy and practice, held by successive Governments, of according recognition to States, not Governments. Nevertheless, the UK is clear in our condemnation of the coup and stands in solidarity with those calling for a return to democracy, including the National Unity Government (NUG). The former Minister for Asia met with the NUG\’s Foreign Minister in March, and the NUG’s Minister for Health and Education in May. UK officials continue to engage with the NUG on a regular basis and have worked to amplify their voice on the international stage, including at the UN Security Council.
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