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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.

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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.

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