Aung San Suu Kyi in Kathmandu

The great leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate of Burma Aung San Suu Kyi has landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), today with her chief of staff and other two aides. She will be in Nepal for four days for the official visit.

Mahesh Acharya , Foreign and Soil Conservation Minister received her at the VIP lounge of TIA.

Suu Kyi is chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma and the iconic leader of the Burmese opposition incumbent.

Aung San Suu Kyi was invited by Prime Minister Koirala to attend the centenary birth celebrations of the late Prime Minister BP Koirala. In a two-day function starting from 14 June, She will be delivering a key-note speech on ‘Relevance of Social Democracy in Contemporary World’.

She will be visiting Lumbini and will be addressing parliament on democracy and its importance in this part of the world. She is also scheduled to meet the President Ram Baran Yadav and other leader of the major political parties.

BP Koirala had good rapport with Suu Kyi and had work together as well. Having the similar kind of thoughts both the great leaders have fought for democracy and socialism as both the leaders were very active in social international movement.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had met Suu Kyi in his last visit to Myanmar in March, and extended an invitation to her to participate in the 100th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister BP Koirala.

Aung San Suu Kyi at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

Aung Saan Suu Kyi visited Nepal in 1960 with her mother Khin Kyi who was appointed Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal.

She has been bestowed with various awards like Rafto Prize and Sakharov Prize in 1990,, Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Jawaharlal Nehru Award by government of India and International Simón Bolívar Prize by government of Venezuela in 1992, Olof Palme Prize in 2005, Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace and Congressional Gold Medal in 2012 along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the highest civilian honour in the Unites States.

Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 years becoming one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners. Her recent release was on 13th November 2010.

Zeal Sharma

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