Aung San Suu Kyi to Norway

Aung San Suu Kyi will arrive in Oslo in the afternon on Friday 15 June. She will have a meeting with Prime Minister Stoltenberg in late afternoon. After that there will be a press conference at the Prime Minister’s residence (Parkveien 45) at 18:30. In the evening, the Prime Minister will host a dinner for Aung San Suu Kyi at Akershus Castle.

Aung San Suu Kyi will give her Nobel lecture in Oslo City Hall at 13:00 on Saturday 16 June. A public meeting  for the Nobel peace laureate will be held later in the day.

On Sunday 17 June, Aung San Suu Kyi will have talks with Foreign Minister Støre in Oslo before travelling to Bergen. There she will have a meeting with members of the Rafto Foundation and visit the Rafto House. Aung San Suu Kyi will return to Oslo that evening.

In the morning of Monday 18 June, Aung San Suu Kyi will have a meeting with the President of the Storting and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, before going on to Losby Manor, where she will take part in the Oslo Forum’s annual mediators’ retreat.

A more detailed press programme will be be available at a later date.

As there is limited space at some of the events, not all of the registered participants will be able to take part in all of them. In such cases, press pools will be organised.

Members of the media may apply for accreditation for the whole visit on the following website:

About Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi MP AC (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposition politician and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament.

She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world’s most prominent (now former) political prisoners.

Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International SimĂłn BolĂ­var Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country; at the time, she was one of only four people ever to receive the honor. In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal.

On 1 April 2012, her opposition party, the National League for Democracy, announced that she was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu; her party also won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house. The election results were confirmed by the official electoral commission the following day.

Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.

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