The Prime Minister's convoy was sprayed with water en route to the Burmese capital Naypyidaw to mark the Thingyan water festival. President Thien Sein greeted Mr Cameron at the palace and said through a translator:
This visit of your excellency is significant and historical in our bilateral relations. We are very encouraged and we are most appreciative of your kind acknowledgement towards Myanmar [Burma].
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.