Burma has seen remarkable progress over the past two years, and the UK is committed to supporting a successful transition to democracy and human rights for all the people of Burma, according to a press release. The releases adds that “we are clear that more remains to be done. The UK government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Rakhine State. We are also pressing for constitutional reform, supporting the ethnic peace process and taking action on human rights abuses, including combating the use of sexual violence.”
Following his recent visit to the country, Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire answered the public’s questions on the UK’s policy towards Burma live via Twitter on Tuesday 4 February using the hashtag #askFCO on his Twitter page @HugoSwire.