PM won't have the final say on Burma sanctions

The Prime Minister's recommendation to suspend sanctions against Burma is just that - a recommendation.

A final decision will not be announced until April 23rd when EU foreign ministers meet to discuss the sanctions.

But that should not detract from what was a momentous occasion - the first time a British Prime Minister has visited the country for 60 years.


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.