Aung San Suu Kyi in Norway

Note to editors 2012 06 04
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

At the invitation of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Norway from 15 to 18 June. During her visit, she will give her Nobel Lecture and take part in the annual Oslo Forum Mediators’ Retreat, amongst other things.

“I am delighted that Aung San Suu Kyi can at last be here in person to be celebrated as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Norway has long supported democratic forces in Myanmar and welcomes the political reforms. We are honoured that Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted our invitation and that Norway will be one of the first countries she visits now that she is able to leave Myanmar,” said Mr Stoltenberg.

Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Mr Stoltenberg during her visit. She will give her Nobel Lecture in Oslo City Hall on 16 June. On Sunday 17 June she will visit Bergen and the Rafto Foundation, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Rafto Prize in 1990.

In 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest in Myanmar after many years’ struggle for democracy and human rights. As leader of the opposition party National League for Democracy, she was elected to the lower chamber of Myanmar’s parliament in April this year. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, but was under house arrest at the time. Her husband and two sons received the prize on her behalf.


Friday 15 June at 18:30


Location: tbc

Saturday 16 June at 13:00

Location: Oslo City Hall

Sunday 17 June


Location: The Rafto House in Bergen

Monday 18 June

Attending the opening session of the Oslo Forum

Location: Losby Gods

More details will follow.


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