Aung San Suu Kyi supports suspension of sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi said at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister:

We still have a long way to go but we believe we can get there. I believe [Burmese] President Thien Sein is genuine about democratic reforms and I am very happy that Prime Minister Cameron thinks that the suspension of sanctions is the right way to respond to this. I support the suspension, rather than the lifting, of sanctions because this would be an acknowledgement of the role of the president and other reformers.


UK to suspend Burma sanctions

The Prime Minister has said that the UK will "suspend, but not lift" sanctions on Burma. He was speaking at a joint press conference with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon.