Aung San Suu Kyi thanked Britain and other overseas governments for their support during a joint press conference with David Cameron:
They have always understood our need for democracy, our desire to take our place in the world and the aspirations of our people. We have always shared the belief that what is necessary for Burma is an end to all ethnic conflict, respect for human rights - which would include the release of political prisoners - and the kind of development aid which would help empower our people and take our country further towards the road to genuine democracy.
She said she hoped she would be able to visit her former home town of Oxford at some point in the future.
The Prime Minister said he would agree to a suspension of sanctions against Burma during a historic visit to the former colony
The democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi lived in the UK before becoming the head of the Burmese opposition movement.
Early this morning David Cameron will set foot in a country no British Prime Minister has visited for more than six decades.