British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a historic visit to Myanmar Burma to meet with the country's president Thein Sein.
He is the first British Prime Minister in 64 years to visit the country and he urged the Mr Sein to honour recent moves towards democracy, which could result in Burma's sanctions bring lifted. He is due to meet later in the week, the Nobel laureate and newly elected parliamentarian, Aung San Suu Kyi during his trip. Whom Mr Cameron said 'was a shining example for people who yearn for freedom, for democracy, for progress'.
The installation of a military-backed, nominally civilian government in March 2011 and a further series of reforms - including the release of hundreds of political prisoners - has led to speculation that decades of international isolation could be coming to an end.
Since this has happened many countries are looking at opportunities for business and influence in Burma. A country which is rich in untapped natural resources, and, is desperate to court foreign investment.