David Cameron and Aung San Suu Kyi
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David Cameron calls for Burma sanctions to be suspended

David Cameron has become the first UK prime minister to visit Burma in more than 60 years after arriving in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.

Following a meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest during Burma's dictatorship.

He called for the suspension of sanctions against the Burmese regime and also met President Thein Sein.

He is the first Western leader to visit Burma since Ms Suu Kyi's success in a series of parliamentary by-elections.

James Landale reports from Rangoon.

  • 13 Apr 2012
  • From the section Asia
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