ASEAN and Burma
ORAL QUESTION H-1004/00
for Question Time at the part-session in January 2001
pursuant to Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure
by Richard Corbett
to the Council
What is the Council’s reaction to the ASEAN meeting of 24 November 2000 at which the ASEAN leaders reportedly insisted that EU meetings with ASEAN must involve all ten ASEAN member states, including Burma?
Does the Council agree that repression in Burma has actually worsened since the strengthening of the EU common position in April 2000 and that it remains inappropriate to engage in cooperative ministerial discussions with representatives of that regime?