April 13th, 2012
04:38 AM ET

British PM David Cameron on landmark Myanmar visit

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Myanmar Friday on the first visit by a high-profile Western leader to the nation in decades.

He met with the president of Myanmar, Thein Sein, during a brief stop in Naypyidaw, the Southeast Asian country's capital.

The British prime minister was then expected to travel to Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, for meetings with British Embassy officials and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

His visit to Myanmar, a former British colony also known as Burma, comes two weeks after Suu Kyi's party won dozens of seats in elections and marks the latest step towards international rehabilitation for Myanmar.

Cameron is the first British prime minister to visit Burma in more than 60 years, Downing Street said.


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  1. Jack

    Dear Mr. Cameron and all British people, you lost Burma/Myanmar to P.R.China for good. P.R.China has been supporting Burma/Myanmar since the worse time and the good time. Just like France lost Indochina (Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) to USA, and P.R.China for good. Therefore, pick up your suit cases and leave. Pls save all your investments for Africa, they need you more than we Asians need you.

    April 13, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Cesar The Chorizo Chimp Of Chihuahua

    Go to hell, Cameron!

    April 13, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse | Reply

    dis is just d begining

    April 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. C

    So he is visiting Myanmar.
    How nice.

    April 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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