Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander said he would support the lifting of sanctions against Burma.
All of us will feel pride and excitement that progress towards more democracy in Burma is now being made, given that so many people within and beyond the country have worked so long and so hard for change.
The sequenced lifting of sanctions along with careful monitoring of developments in Burma is a sensible way forward to help strengthen the hand of reformers."
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.