Suu Kyi to give Nobel talk in Oslo

23-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM Print This Post

Aung San Suu Kyi will make a speech in Oslo next month to accept the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991, as part of her first trip outside Myanmar in 24 years, the Nobel Committee said Monday.

“She will give the lecture on June 16 at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) at the Oslo city hall,” committee spokeswoman Sigrid Langebrekke told AFP, adding that Suu Kyi should arrive in the Norwegian capital on June 15.

Langebrekke said Suu Kyi’s full programme was not yet known, but that as part of her first trip abroad since she was released from house arrest in 2010 she was scheduled to meet Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg and Foreign minister Jonas Gahr Stoere.

Suu Kyi, 66, confirmed last month that she planned to leave Myanmar for the first time since 1988 to travel to Norway and Britain, and was issued her first passport in two decades on May 8.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to media representatives in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Suu Kyi will make a speech in Oslo next month to accept the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991, as part of her first trip outside Myanmar in 24 years, the Nobel Committee announced. (AFP)

Suu Kyi has long said that she would try to make her first trip abroad to Norway as a sign of gratitude for the support she received from the Scandinavian country during her years in captivity and to accept the Nobel Peace Prize she won 21 years ago for her peaceful struggle for democracy.

Her British husband Michael Aris, who died in 1999 while she remained imprisoned, and her two sons accepted the Nobel medal on her behalf in Oslo in 1991.

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