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.

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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.