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British PM on historic Myanmar visit

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 01:08

April 13 - David Cameron is the first British prime minister to visit Myanmar in six decades. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) British Prime Minister David Cameron made on Friday (April 13) an historic visit to Myanmar where he plans to tell its president he is ready to urge an easing of European sanctions if convinced of the former general's reform credentials. In the first visit to Myanmar by a Western head-of-state in decades, Cameron was greeted by President Thein Sein, a former junta heavyweight who has ushered in sweeping changes in the long-isolated, army-dominated country. Cameron was welcomed by the president and officials at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, the remote, sparsely populated and grandiose capital built in 2005 by the former military junta. The prime minister is also expected to meet Nobel laureate and newly elected parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi during his trip. Cameron's visit is the first by a British prime minister in 64 years and comes as countries jockey for business and influence in a country rich in untapped natural resources and desperate to court foreign investment.

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British PM on historic Myanmar visit

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 01:08