He has accepted an invitation from the Norwegian Nobel Institute, The Norwegian Tibet Committee and Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist communities. His visit marks the 25 years since he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Geir Lundestad, director of Norwegian Nobel Institute said to NRK that Dalai Lama, among other things, will give a presentation that will be open to the public during his visit.
The Nobel Committee and the Nobel Institute follow traditionally Prize winners after the award ceremony, in their further peace efforts. This is Dalai Lama’s 11th visit to Norway after he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 . In 1989 the Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize for having opposed the use of violence and advocated peaceful solutions in the fight to liberate Tibet.