Aung San Suu Ki said she was always prepared to "take calculated risks" in her political career.
Speaking at a joint conference with Prime Minister David Cameron she tentatively accepted an invitation from Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Britain. She said:
"Two years ago, I would have said thank you for the invitation but sorry. Now I am able to say perhaps. That is great progress."
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.