Aung San Suu Kyi to Visit Norway

According to the news that she would travel to Norway in June, reported by several news agencies, was widely regarded as a sign of growing confidence in the new government.

“I’ve always said that the first country I would like to visit would be Norway because of all they did for us when we were going through difficult times,” she said in an interview March 2012.

Suu Kyi, who spent 15 of 21 years under house arrest before being released in late 2010, won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

“We never forget friends who stood by us during difficult times,”Suu Kyi was quoted as saying.

Suu Kyi and other members of the National League for Democracy won 43 out of 45 seats in a by-election on Sunday 1 April 2012.

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