Delivering a historic address to a joint session of both Houses of Parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi said she was seeking practical help to address the problems still besetting her country.
The Nobel peace laureate received a standing ovation from MPs and peers in a packed Westminster Hall, and said the key to reform was the establishment of a strong parliamentary institution.
Aung San Suu Kyi received a standing ovation as entered Westminster Hall which was packed with MPS, Lords and guests.
Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds has tweeted the following picture of the programme ahead of Aung San Suu Kyi addressing both houses of Parliament this afternoon:
Welcoming Aung San Suu Kyi to Downing Street, David Cameron has highlighted three ways that Britain will help Burma:
We will invest in strengthening Burma's emerging democracy.
We must address the ethnic conflicts. We're investing £3 million in immediate peace building work.
We must build an economic future for all of Burma's people.
David Cameron has welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi to Downing Street.
The Prime Minister said: "When we met in your house in Rangoon two months ago this visit to Britain was still a fragile hope."
Aung San Suu Kyi has planted a tree to commemorate her visit to Clarence House. The Burmese pro-democracy leader met Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during her historic return to the UK.
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in Clarence House.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken of his pleasure at welcoming Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi to the Foreign office:
“It was a pleasure to welcome Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office during her historic return to the UK. She is a symbol of hope to all those people around the world striving for democracy.
“The progress we have seen in Burma is testament to the bravery and vision shown by Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein. They have embarked on a process of reform that could bring genuine democracy to Burma.
"The fact that Aung San Suu Kyi now feels able to leave Burma and return to the UK for the first time since 1988 is a signal to the world of how much the situation in Burma has changed.
“However, Burma still faces many challenges. We discussed the UK’s support for the reform process and desire to help the people of Burma achieve economic development, entrench the rule of law, build democratic institutions and end ethnic conflict.”
In Burma new laws are to be passed which will allow 100% foreign ownership of companies and a five-year tax holiday. The new laws due to be passed could start a gold-rush as Burma is so under-developed after years of sanctions. I would think Chinese and Indian firms would be charging in.