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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