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British PM arrives in Myanmar for landmark visit

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David Cameron has become the first British Prime Minister to visit Myanmar in more than 60 years.

He was greeted by President Thein Sein, as he moved onto the last leg of his tour of South East Asia.

Cameron has indicated that he is ready to push for an easing of European sanctions against Myanmar, if he is convinced by democratic reforms in a country long dominated by the military, and with a history of human rights abuses.

Cameron is also expected to meet Nobel laureate and newly-elected parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi during his visit.

Foreign countries are jostling for opportunities in Myanmar, a country rich in natural resources and keen to attract investment.