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What does David Cameron's Burma visit mean?


Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that he is likely to push for sanctions against Burma to be eased quickly, after his landmark visit to the long-isolated state.

Ben Rogers, campaigner with Christian Solidarity Worldwide and biographer of former dictator Than Shwe, told the Today programme's Justin Webb that Burma is a very resource rich nation but also one of the poorest, so "if the changes are real there is huge potential".

Thant Myint-U, former UN official and historian of Burma, said economic sanctions should be lifted urgently to help encourage reforms, although an arms embargo should stay in place.

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